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P^P) TOWN OF 
WILMINGTON 



1987 ANNUAL REPORT 




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IN MEMORIAM 

Maurice D. (Dice) O'Neil 
Nicholas L. DeFelice 
Ernest B. Rice 
Alta Lyons 
Mildred E. Neilson 
Edward H. Rideout, Jr. 
Martin P. Farrell 



A UTUMN A T SIL VER LA KE 

A diagnostic/feasibility study is now being conducted 
to clean and protect Silver Lake, Wilmington's 
finest natural resource, for the enjoyment of 
current and future residents. 



(Photo courtesy of David Orndorf) 



Title Page 

Accepted Streets 61 

Animal Control Officer 26 

Board of Appeals 39 

Board of Assessors 12 

Board of Health 24 

Board of Registrars 14 

Board of Selectmen 2 

Boards, Committees & Commissions 7 

Carter (Sarah D.J.) Lecture Fund 31 

Conservation Commission 36 

Constable 14 

Council for the Arts 52 

Council on Aging 38 

Department of Public Works 16 

Directory of Officials 6 

Emergency Management 18 

Fire Department 15 

Historical Commission 30 

Housing Authority 53 

Inspector of Buildings 19 

Library Director 34 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 53 

Permanent Building Committee 56 

Planning Board 22 

Police Department 20 

Public Buildings Department 31 

Recreation Commission 32 

Redevelopment Authority 57 

School Department 66 

Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School 58 

Town Accountant 93 

Town Clerk 13 

Town Collector/Treasurer 10 

Town Counsel 27 

Town Manager 4 

Town Meetings Annual Town Election - April 18, 1987 70 

Annual Town Meeting - April 25, 1987 73 

Special Town Meeting - April 25, 1987 71 

Special Town Meeting - September 28, 1987 88 

Veterans' Services 33 

Water 8t Sewer Department 54 



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Town of Wilmington 
Massachusetts 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



1987 can be described as a year of reassessment for t±ie Town of Wilmington. Several projects undertaken in 
1987 required the Town to evaluate its present situation and to decide upon a direction to pursue for the 
future. These projects, many of which are on-going, will significantly effect the entire community. 
Consideration for establisning a Wilmington Municipal Electric Department, developing policies to encourage 
affordable hausing, working on a proposal to improve the Burlington Avenue/Town Center area and 
participating in comprehensive strategic planning process all have major long-term implications for 
Wilmington. 

Voters at the 1987 Annual Town Meeting instructed the Selectmen to investigate the feasibility of 
establishing a municipal light department. The Town can pursue one of three options: Remain with Reading 
Municipal Light; buy wholesale power from Reading Light; or create a Wilmington Municipal Electric 
Department and buy wholesale from another source. Cost figures have been developed for each of the 
options. Selectmen discussed with Reading Light representatives, significant areas of disagreement. Much 
work ranains to be done on this conplex issue. 

In November, Wilmington was designated a Housing Partnership Community by the Executive Office of 
Communities and Development (EOCD) . This designation enables the Town to gain access to state funds. Such 
funds will assist our efforts to increase the amount of affordable housing in Wilmington. The Affordable 
Housing Task Force has been meeting to develop an affordable housing plan. The anticipated time frame for 
completing this plan is May, 1988. 

Selectmen met with the Wilmington Redevelopment Authority and their consultant Wallace Floyd Associates, 
Inc. of Boston to consider proposals for the Burlington Avenue/Town Center project. Several issues were 
raised regarding traffic patterns/flows and the impact on commercial property on Main Street and Church 
Street. Currently the design is preliminary and will require further review. 

In January, the Town was awarded a $9,000 grant from the Executive Office of Communities and Development 
(BOCD) to engage in comprehensive strategic planning process. While this type of planning is frequently 
done in the private sector, Wilmington will serve as a model for strategic planning in the public sector. 
The Selectmen will work with the Town boards, committees and departments to assess the full range of 
municipal services currently available. Based upon that assessment, decisions will be made regarding how 
those services need to be altered to better serve the community for the year 2000. 

Public hearings were conducted by the Massachusetts Department of Public Works (MDPW) on proposed 
construction of the Eames Street Bridge and the Butters Row Bridge. The Board supports the Eames Street 
Bridge reconstruction as necessary to the health and safety of residents and industry in that area. 
Selectmen requested that the I>1DPW indefinitly postpone work on the Butters Row Bridge due to the potential 
impacts it may have on the neighborhood. 

The creation of a traffic division witliin the Wilmington Police Department is being proposed in the FY-89 
Budget to deal with the burgeoning traffic issues. The Board of Selectmen strongly believe that this unit 
is needed to mitigate the traffic tie-ups on our local streets. 

Continental Cablevision took over cable service from Greater Boston Cable Corporation. The Selectmen 
authorized tne transfer of the cable license. The Board expects to see expanded service because of the 
increased number of channels and a strong commitment to serving the community by Continental. 

Proposals for design options for renovation or new construction of a police station and fire station and/or 
sub-station, and proposals for a land use survey of the Town Comman area (including a new Town Hall) are 
being reviewed by the Permanent Building Committee. These surveys will present the Town with an excellent 
opportunity to design police and fire facilities that meet our needs both today and in the future. 

The Fourth of July Ccmmittee has had numerous discussions with several local organizations and it appears 
that the Fourth of July Carnival will continue in 1988. Ttiis event has quickly grown to be a popular 
attraction for many families. The Board is pleased that the carnival will continue. 



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The Town has been forced to defend its interests several times during the year. Municipal officials have 
risen to the occasion while defending the Town's tax assessments before the Appellate Tax Board, defending 
Wilmington's position regarding the Wilmington Arboretum Apartments project before the state Housing Appeals 
Comnittee and fighting a proposal by the t-Iassachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) to locate a sludge 
composting/combusting facility in Wilmington. The Selectmen acknowledge the outstanding work of town 
officials and residents on these very important issues. 

The Selectmen were saddened by tlie passing of long-time School Ckanmittee member Mitchell J. Spiris, Edward 
Rideout, Chairman, Wilmington Community Television, Inc., Patrolman Joseph S. t4organ. Town Accountant Edward 
F. Walsh and Sealer of Weights and Measures Martin P. Farrell. The Board is thankful for their dedication to 
the Town of Wilmington. 

There are several new faces working for the Town: Michael N. Matt was appointed Executive Director of the 
Wilmington Redevelopment Authority; Elizabeth E. Sabounjian assumed the role of Conservation Administrator in 
January of 1987; Michael Morris became the Town Accountant in July; Jeffrey M. Hull is the new Assistant Town 
Manager; and Harold R. Gillam was appointed Town Engineer in January of 1^8. 

The Board anticipates an active year ahead. Many of the issues outlined above will remain before us in 
1988. Our ability to deal effectively with the challenges of today will go far towards shaping the Town of 
Wilmington of the year 2000. 




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To^VIV OF WlLMIlVGXOIV 

MASSACHUSETTS 01687 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen and Citizens of Wilmington: 

"In America, not only do municipal bodies exist, but they are kept 
alive and supported by Town spirit. Ttie Township of New England 
possesses two advantages, which strongly excite the interest of 
mankind - namely, independents and authority." 

This quote, taken from Democracy in America , written by Alexis DeToqueville, reflects the inportance of the 
Town government in New England. The independence and the authority of the Town (•leeting played an important 
role in Colonial America. Today the Town Meeting plays just as inqx^rtant a role because the range of 
independence and authority given a Town Meeting engenders a spirit of excitement in those who attend. He 
also wrote about Town Spirit. This feeling is alive in Wilmington today. It is captured in the attendance 
at Town Meetings, participation at municipal events and in the large number of citizens who volunteer to 
serve on boards, committees, commissions and special task forces of the Town. In essence, the Town Spirit 
that characterizes Wilmington is something of which we can be very proud. 

In 1987, three Town Meetings were held. At the Annual Town Meeting, the voters raised and appropriated a 
Town Budget of $30,000,000. Included in that was $125,000 for engineering, legal and technical assistance 
to the Board of Selectmen for the creation of a Wilmington Municipal Electric Department. Also, the Board 
took a second vote to establish a municipal electric plant in accordance with MGL Ch. 164, $50,000 was 
appropriated for the preliminary architectural and engineering services necessary for a Police Station 
renovation and addition, Fire Department sub-station and the permanent relocation of the Town Hall in the 
vicinity of the Town Common area, the American Legion exchanged a parcel of land at the intersection of 
Middlesex and Adams Streets for the land that the Town owns in Soutli Wilmington off Main Street, the 
Moderator's term was extended from one year to three years, and no action was taken on the petition warrant 
article to designate scenic roads in Wilmington. 

There was a Special Town Meeting held the same day as the Annual in which the Town voted to exenpt three 
types of transfers from the moratorium on the sale of Town-owned land. In September, there were two Special 
Town Meetings held on the same evening at which time the voters approved $50,000 appropriation to hire a 
housing consultant to provide the technical assistance necessary for the development of a strategic housing 
plan for the Community. 

The spirited Town Meetings held in 1987 provided the resources to accomplish the following highlights: 

The Board of Selectmen worked diligently during the year on the subject of separation from the Reading 
Municipal Light Department and the creation of a Wilmington Municipal Electric Department. TtiLs work 
culminated with an offer to purchase the Reading Municipal Light Department plant and property within the 
Town from tlie Reading Municipal Lignt Department in October, 1987 for the sum of $4,669,000 based on the 
value of the electric distribution plant arrived at by the Town's independent consultant. The Reading 
Municipal Light Board countered with a three option proposal: Wilmington not leaving, Wilmington leaving 
the system and purchasing wholesale power from Reading Municipal Light Department at total estimated cost 
of $14. and Wilmington leaving the system at the total estimated cost of $52M. In December, tlie Boards 
had a face-to-face meeting at which time various options were enumerated. They are: 

a. Representation on the Reading Municipal Light Board; 

b. in lieu of tax payments; 

c. the Street Light Account; and 

d. severance from the RMLD system. 

The Boards have agreed to continue meeting and to negotiate locally prior to having the case heard by 
the Department of Public Utilities. In October the Board filed a petition with the Massachusetts 
Department of Public Utilities which asked for a decision on a number of issues including the value of 
the Reading Municipal Light Department plant and the severance damages if Wilmington were to separate. 



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The Town's Affordable Housing Task Force had a very active year, addressing the issues of providing 
housing opportunities for low and moderate income families in our canmunity. The sum of $50,000 was 
raised at the September Special Town Meeting. Community Opportunities Group from Boston was hired to be 
the Town's housing consultant and to do a strategic housing plan. In November, the Town was designated a 
Housing Partnership Community which will enable the Town to submit project applications to the Home 
Ownership Opportunity Program, to apply for Municipal Advance Program grants and to apply for loans 
through non-profit organizations to promote and implement housing development proposals. The Town hired 
two Planning Interns in June in order to catalog and evaluate the Town-owned land as part of the 
moratorium that was approved by tlTe Town Meeting in 1985. In part, the purpose of this project is to 
airrive at a short list of possible affordable housing sites. As the year ended the cataloging phase of 
the project was completed and now the major thrust was placed in the area of the evaluation of the sites 
with particular emphasis to those sites which could be used for affordable housing. 

In January, the Board of Selectmen had a special meeting with Commissioner Tiemey of the Massachusetts 
Department of Public Works, our state Senator and Representatives and an number of Town officials 
regarding the Town Center Project. At this meeting there was a frank and open discussion about the future 
of the Wilmington Town Center. After much discussion and a tour of the site, it was decided to hold the 
25% Design Public Hearing in March. After the public hearing, the Board requested that the project be 
placed on hold for a period of six-months and during which time the Wilmington Redevelopment Authority be 
allowed to do a feasibility study of the area with input from the Town, the residents and business 
owners. In t'lay, the Board again met with Commissioner Tiemey and this six month request was granted with 
no guarantees that the Commonwealth would fund the alternative design the Wilmington Redevelopment 
Authority proposed. By the end of the year, the Wilmington Redevelopment Authority had hired the 
consulting firm of Bruce Canpbell 8t Assoc. and Wallace, Floyd & Assoc. to vindertake the fefisibility study 
and report back to the Board of Selectmen in early 1988. 

In this brief letter, I have tried to report on the major projects of 1987. It would be impossible for me 
to leave this effort without acknowledging the excellent cooperation and stpport that I have received from 
the Board of Selectmen and other Town boards, committees and commissions. The Town department heads and 
employees served with great diligence and dedication during the year. It is through the team spirit and 
cooperation of these groups and individuals that 1987 can be considered a success. 

The Town Manager form of government which is embodied in the Wilmington Town Charter, binds together the 
independence and the authority common to many New Eiigland Towns and focuses it in the directions and the 
priorities set by the Town Meeting. This is acconplished by a tremendous amount of cooperation and 
enthusiasm which can be called Town Spirit that Alexis DeToqueville wrote about so many years ago. It is 
this Town Spirit that brings the Town Charter to life and focuses this tremendous amount of independence and 
authority in directions of great municipal concern. By working together, we are able to keep alive the 
spirit of Wilmington and in doing so, we are bettering the citizens of our Community. 

In order to continue this Town Spirit, please vote in the Annual Town Election on April 16, 1988 and attend 
the Annual Town Meeting on April 23, 1^8. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the 
residents of Wilmington for the support and cooperation that was offered to me during 1987. 



Respectfully submitted. 




Town Manager 



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DIRECTORY OF OFFICIALS - January 1. 1988 



Board of Selectmen 



Robert J. Cain, Chairman 
Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. 
Robert L. Doucette 
Michael V. McCoy 
C. Stewart 



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Town Manager 



Reginald S. Stapczynski 



Moderator 



Michael A. Caira 



Annually 



School Connnittee 



Anthony Accardi Jr . , Chairman 
Shirley F. Callan, Vice Chairman 
Michael J. Thomas, Secretary 
Robert G. Peterson 
Bridget T. Zukas 
James A. Demos 



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Superintendent of Schools 



Robert P. Horan 



Finance Committee 



James V. Carroll, Chairman 
Neil E. Waisnor, Vice Chairman 
William J. Hanlon, Secretary 
Walter J. Kaminski 
Mark F. Lutz 
James J. Gorman 
Anita H. Backman 
Jack M. Dennis 
Philip J. Spelman 



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BOARDS. COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS - JANUARY 1, 1988 



Appeals, Board of 

Bruce MacDonald, Chairman 

Joseph P. McMenimen 

Neil L. Buckley 

Joan M. Goulet, Associate 

Richard J. Cassinello, Associate 

Louis J. Farkas, Jr. Associate 

Assessors, Board of 

Anthony E. Krzeminski, Principal 

Roy P. McClanahan 

James J. Russo 

Carter Lecture Fund Committee 
Madelon C. Slater, Chairman 
Maybelle A. Bliss, Secretary 
H. Elizabeth Vftiite 
Adele C. Passmore 
Dorothy V. Lafionatis 

Cemetery Conmission 
William H. Russell, Chairman 
Willis C. Lyford 
Mildred M. Cavanaugh 

Conservatipn Comnission 
Chester A. Bruce, Chairman 
Robert W. LaVita, Vice Chairman 
Joan M. Sadowski, Treasurer 
Thomas R. Roussell 
Donald H. Ugolini 
Joseph A. Guzzo 
John A. White, Jr. 

Elizabeth E. Sabounjian, Administrator 

Council on Aging 

Lillian N. Brown, Chairman 

Charles N. Gilbert, Vice Qiairman 

Antoinette M. Knowlton, Secretary 

Elaine M. Hachey, Treasurer 

Joseph C. Filipowicz 

Frank J. Ratto 

Mae Cannizaro 

Grace Kirkland 

Louise Miceli 

Mary I. Hanson 

Elizabeth McLaughlin 

Board of Health 

James A. Ficociello, Chairman 

Joseph A. Paglia 

Milton E. Calder, Sr. 



Handicapped Commission 
Laurence W. Curtis, Chairman 
Carol L. Beaudoin, Secretary 
Richard Gage 
Phyllis P. Genetti 
Frank A. Botte 
Lillian N. Brown 
Phyllis G. Rockoff 
Robert L. Doucette 



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Expires 

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Hazardous Waste Committee 
Gregory Erickson, Coordinator 
Walter J. Sowyrda, Eoaerg. Mgt. 
Milton E. Calder, Sr., Board of Health 
Bobby N. Stewart, Police Chief 
Daniel C. Wandell, Fire Chief 

Historical Commission 

Dorothy V. Lafionatis, Chairman 

Carolyn R. Harris 

Jean M. Rowe 

Dorothy McKinnon 

Bernard P. McMahon 

Robert B. Wright 

Itousing Authority 

William Strob, Sr., Chairman 

Warren G. l^whouse. Secretary 

Elaine M. Hachey*, Treasurer 

A. Daniel Gillis, Vice Treasurer 

Kevin J. McMillan 

*Rep. of State Housing Authority 

Library Trustees 

Lawrence Flaherty, Chairman 

Kenneth J. Miller, Vice Chairman/ Sec . 

James F. Banda 

Anne Buzzell 

Maybelle A. Bliss 

Patricia F. Duggan 

Permanent Building Commi ttee 

Robert L. Soper, Chairman 

Edmund J. Krasinski, Vice Chairman 

Robert E. Anderson, Jr. 

Diane M. Allan 

Bernard J. LaVita 

Personnel Advisory Board 
John F. Burke 
Richard K. Hayden 



Planning Board 

Carole S. Hamilton, Chairman 
David J. Clark 
Nancy A. Stouffer 
William G. Hooper, Jr. 
Jolm R. Garrett 

Recreation Commission 
George L. Howard, Chairman 
Paul J. Bova, Vice Chairman 
Judith A. Spinel li 
Larry G. Noel 
William Savosik 



Term 
Expire 



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BCIAE(DS, COMMITTEES At€) CXM-IISSIONS - JANUARY 1, 1988 



Redevelopment Authority 

Jay J. Donovan, Chairman 

Carl A. Backman, Jr., Vice Chairman 

Currie N. Johnson, Secretary 

Vaughn R. Surprenant, Treasurer 

Sidney R. Kaiser, Asst. Treasurer 

Regional Vocational School Committee 
John M. Gillis 
Kevin John Sowyrda 

Registrars, Board of 
Mary G. Condrey, Chairman 
Edward L. Sousa 
Robert L. Cavanaugh 
Priscilla R. Ward, Clerk 

Tovm Forest Committee 
Paul C. Duggan 
Robert P. Palmer 

Trustees of Trust Funds 
Marion C. Murphy 
Elizabeth L. Coville 

Water and Sewer Commissioners 
George R. Allan, Chairman 
James A. Ring 
Arthur R. Smith, Jr. 

Wilmington Arts Council 

Edith Michelson, Chairman 

Evelyn Choate, Secretary 

Anne Buzzell, Treasurer 

Lawrence Brewer 

Marguerite Elia 

Bruce E. Jope 

Frances Keough 

Charlotte L. McCain 

Mary R. Omer 

Tina Prentiss 

Augustine Rice 

Janet E. Brewer 

Carmelo J. Corsaro 

Joan A. Corsaro 

Dora M. Hirtle 

Mary J. Masse 

Helena C. Minton 

Daniel H. Ballou, Sr., Associate 

Annette Campbell, Associate 

Adele Passmore, Associate 

H. Elizabeth White, Associate 



Term Wilmington Election Officers 1988 

Expires Annually 
Precinct 1 

Mary D'Eon, Warden " 

1991 Helen F. Sears, Dep. Warden " 
1989 Sandra S. Volpe, Clerk " 
1989 Lillian N. Brown, Dep. Clerk " 

1992 Clarice J. Ross, Inspector " 
1988 Marjorie Metcalfe, Dep. Insp. " 

Edith Ann Graham, Inspector " 

Jane A. Hill, Dep. Insp. " 

1989 

1988 Precinct 2 

Phyllis M. O'Leary, Warden " 

Henrietta I. Bonnell, Dep. Warden " 

1989 Andrea Houser, Clerk " 

1990 Jean Buck, Dep. Clerk " 
1988 Lorita B. Bower, Inspector " 

i'larsha DeFillipo, Dep. Insp. " 

Eleanor Doyle, Inspector " 

Helen DelTorto, Dep. Insp. " 

1989 

1988 Precinct 3 

Mary E. Woods, Warden " 

Loretta R. Caira, Dep. Warden " 

1990 Florence A. Balkus, Clerk " 

1988 Jane Caira, Dep Clerk " 
Norinne M. Markey, Inspector " 
Alice i-larcy. Dep. Insp. " 

1990 Ruth J. Bedell, Inspector " 

1989 Helen B. Tadgell, Dep. Insp. 
1988 

Precinct 4 

William H. Russell, Warden " 

1988 Sarah H. Cosman, Dep. Warden " 

1989 Elizabeth Cavanaugh, Clerk " 
1989 Mary O'Rourke, Dep. Clerk " 
1989 Joan Searfoss, Inspector " 
1989 Louise M. Wallent, Dep. Insp. " 
1989 Mary J. Joiinson, Inspector " 
1989 Olive Ritchie, Dep. Insp. " 
1989 

1989 Precinct 5 

1989 Margaret Blonigan, Warden " 

1989 Mary Murphy, Dep. Warden " 

1988 Ann L. Antinarelli, Clerk " 

1988 Jeanne LeFavor, Dep. Clerk " 

1988 Elizabeth A. Blaisdell, Inspector " 

1988 Charles Ellsworth, Dep. Insp. " 

1988 Ruth S. Coursey, Inspector " 

1988 Mary Uusen, Dep. Insp. " 

1988 

1988 Precinct 6 

1988 Margaret Perry, Warden " 

1988 Nancy J. Tarricone, Dep. Warden " 



Barbara M. Cook, Clerk 
Sandra Murphy, Dep. Clerk 
Edna Lowe, Inspector 
Nancy M. Bodenstein, Dep. Insp. 
Elizabeth Andrews, Inspector 
Evelyn W. Conlin, Dep. Insp. 



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OFFICERS AND DEPALaMEKr HEADS 



- JANUARY 1, 1988 



Accountant 

Animal Inspector 

Assessor, Principal 

Assistant Town Manager 

Emergency Management Director 

Conservation Administrator 

Constable 

Dog Officer 

Fire Chief 

Gas Inspector 

Inspector of Buildings 

Ipswich Watershed Commission 

Librarian 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 
Middlesex County Advisory Board 
Plumbing Inspector 
Police Chief 

Public Buildings, Superintendent of 

Public Health, Director of 

Public Health Nurse 

Public Works, Superintendent of 

Recreation Director 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Town Clerk 

Town Counsel 

Town Engineer 

Town Treasurer -Col lector 

Veterans' Agent 

Veterans' Grave Officer 

Water and Sewer, Superintendent of 

Wiring Inspector 



Michael Morris 
Ellen G. Davis 
Anthony E. Krzeminski 
Jeffrey M. Hull 
Walter J. Sowyrda 
Elizabeth E. Sabounjian 

Ellen G. Davis 
Daniel C. Wandell 
William R. Harrison 
James J. Russo 
Herbert D. Nickerson 
Philip W. Meriam 
Jay J. Donovan 
Robert J. Cain 
William R. Harrison 
Bobby N. Stewart 
Roy P. McClanahan 
Gregory P. Erickson 
Abbie G. Radley, R.N. 
Robert P. Palmer 
Ronald N. Swasey 

Priscilla R. Ward 
Alan Altman 
Harold R. Gil lam 
I-Iarion C. Murphy 
Paul A. Farrell 
Paul A. Farrell 
Paul C. Duggan 
James J. Russo 



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Town Collector/ Treasurer 



OOMMIIMENTS - 1987 

1987 Real Estate $16,960,980.43 

1987 App. Water Betterment 4,123.44 

Ccmmitted Interest 2,458.84 

1987 App. Street Betterment 6,652.98 

Committed Interest 3,507.85 

1987 Water Liens 59,788.31 

1987 Sewer Liens 16,143.16 

1987 App. Sewer Betterment 25,764.64 

Ccranitted Interest 12,277.01 

1987 Personal Property 279,104.87 

1987 Excise 601,077.50 

1986 Excise 260,034.96 

1985 Excise 34,479.03 

App. Sewer Better. -Paid in full 12,705.97 

Coranitted Interest 457.26 

App. Water Better. -Paid in full 1,290.00 

Committed Interest 32.34 

Unapp. Sewer Betterment 55,999.84 

Unapp. Water Betterment 306.85 

Ambulance 57.375.00 

Total Conmittments $18,394,560.28 



COLLECTIONS - 1987 


1987 


1986 


Real Estate 


$16,085,251.18 


$ 400,945.49 


App. Water Betterment 


3,818.79 


814.53 


Committed Interest 


2,309.09 


453.44 


Apportioned Street Betterment 


6,652.98 


392.58 


Committed Interest 


3,507.85 


193.69 


Apportioned Sewer Betterment 


24,953.50 


169.57 


Ccmmitted Interest 


11,761.50 


149.75 


Water Liens 


51,879.16 


4,807.45 


Sewer Liens 


15,864.22 




Personal Property 


260,220.27 


2,187.87 


Motor Vehicle Excise 


522,269.96 


348,889.41 


App. Water Betterment - Paid in Full 


1,290.00 




Committed Interest 


32.34 




App. Sewer Betterment - Paid in Pull 


12,705.97 




Committed Interest 


457.26 




Unapportioned Sewer Betterment 


26,213.62 




Interest & Costs 


130,790.92 




Ambulance 


46,805.44 




Municipal Lien h. Betterment Certs. 


19,333.00 




Other Town Excise (refunded) 


15.00 




Deferred Taxes 


8,741.03 




Water Department Collections 


1,682,565.10 





All Other Years 
"I 56,307.77 
79.20 
6.81 



1,794.95 

28.38 
62,403.90 



TOTAL COLLECTIONS $19,797,062.97 



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TREASURER'S REPCRT 



GENERAL FUNDS 



Balance 7/1/87 

Receipts 

TOTAL 

Disbursements 
Balance 



$ 9,719,462.25 
40,758,678.04 
50,478,140.29 
- 37,508,233.96 

$12,969,906.33 



REVENUE SHARING 



Balance 7/1/87 

Receipts 

TOTAL 

Disbursements 



16,366.61 
144,108.63 
160,475.24 
■126,437.90 



Balance 



34,037.34 



INTEREST EARNED CALEl'JDAR YEAR 1987 

Revenue Sharing $ 11,038.11 

General Fund Investments 536,919.25 
Savings 315.04 

Total Interest $ 548,272.40 



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Board of Assessors 



REGAPITOLATIOJ - 1987 - FISCAL YEAR 



Total Appropriations (taxation) 
Total Appropriations (available) 
Total Deficits 
School Lunch Program 
Elderly Lunch Program 
Free Public Libraries 
School Improvement Council 
Professional Development 
Horace Mann Teachers 
Special Education 

Energy Conservation Programs Assessment 
County Retirement Assessment 
County Tax 

Mass. Bay Transportation Authority 

Underestimates to be Raised 
Motor Vehicle Tax Bills 
Air Pollution Control Districts 
Metropolitan Area Planning Council 

Amount Certified by Collector St Treasurer for Tax Title 
Overlay of Current Year 

Less Estimated Receipts and Available Funds 

1987 Fiscal Year Estimated Receipts frcm Local Aid h. Agency Accts. 

Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise 

Licenses Sc Permits 

Fines and Forfeits 

Special Assessments 

Charges for Services - Sewer 

Penalties & Interest on Taxes and Excises 

Other Charges for Services - Ambulance 

Fees 

Rentals 

Departmental Revenue - Schools 
Departmental Revenue - Cemeteries 
Departmental Revenue - Libraries 
Other Departmental Revenue 
Investment Income 
Tax Liens 
Miscellaneous 

Other Departmental - Health Sanitation 
Overestimates 

Voted from Available Funds 
Total 



$25,941,435.00 
2,139,408.00 
3,225.00 
24,115.00 
34,126.00 
13,803.00 
28,934.00 
39,741.00 
28,389.00 
7,500.00 
13,130.00 
856,279.00 
244,871.00 
326,514.00 
36,487.00 
2,978.00 
4,067.00 
3,234.00 
20,000.00 
596,510.00 



6,290,265.00 
1,361,801.00 
15,603.00 
183,333.00 
86,766.00 
648,503.00 
130,254.00 
47,099.00 
17,125.00 
3,250.00 
14,993.00 
17,945.00 
1,998.00 
181,787.00 
541,500.00 
92,573.00 
47,326.00 
110,243.00 
14,082.00 
2,139,408.00 



$28, 



,843.00 



283,903.00 
364.746.00 



$11,945,854.00 
$ 18,418,892.00 



Personal Property 

Real Estate: 
Residential 
Commercial 
Industrial 



$ 14,377,535 (§ 22.86 p/m 



520,850,050 
107,633,700 
356,303,600 



14.37 p/m 
22.86 p/m 
22.86 p/m 



Items not entering into the determination of the Tax Rate: 
Y. Betterments ^d Special Assessments added to taxes: 

a. Street Betterments and Interest $ 9,845.66 

b. Water Betterments and Interest 6,112.25 

c. Sewer Betterments and Interest 36,875.82 
Liens added to Taxes: 

a. Water 49,641.23 

b. Sewer 3,252.28 



2. 



$ 328,670.45 

7,484,615.22 
2,460,506.38 
8,145,100.30 
$18,418 892.35 



$ 105,7 27.24 
$18.524,619759 



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Town Clerk 



Vital Statistics - Chapter 46, General Laws as amended: 



Births - Final figure for 1986 190 

Births - Actually recorded for 1987 214 

Marriage Intentions recorded for 1987 163 

Marriage recorded for 1987 159 

Deaths recorded for 1987 112 



Chapter 46, Section 15: 

The Town Clerk will furnish to parents, householders, physicians, and registered hospital medical officers 
applying therefore, blanks for the return of births as required by law. 

Qiapter 207, Sections 19.20 ii 40: 

Chapter 718, Acts of 1979 made cHanges to sections 19, 20 along with section 40 and as stated before in each 
annual report anyone intending to marry should inquire of this office to see if any changes have been made 
in the laws as they are changing constantly. 

Chapter 207, Section 45: 

This chapter provides for the availablility of marriage records. 
Chapter 114, Section 45, 46: 

Thirty-three burial permits have been issued by the Town Clerk as Special Agent to the Board of Health for 
the year. Nineteen out-of-state deaths were reported and filed in this office. Twenty-three Wilmington 
Veterans were buried in Wildwood Cemetery. 



TOWN RECORDS 



Permits and Certificates of Registration for the Storage of Inflammables: 

Inflammable permits are issued by the Board of Selectmen through the Town Clerk. Notice is sent to owner or 
occupant of the land where the storage is located on or about March 15th for renewal by April 30th of each 
year. If not registered on time or failure to con^ly with the Boards regulations may result in revocation 
of the permit after a public hearing. Ninety-One Flammable permits were issued during the year. 



Permits Si Recordings: 



Uniform Ccranerical Code recording 484 

Uniform Commerical Code terminations 74 

Federal Lien recordings 

Federal Lien releases 

Dog licenses issued 1,352 

Duplicate dog tags 13 



Business Certificates issued 176 

Business withdrawals 22 

Fish and Wildlife licenses 911 

Pole locations 20 

Medical registrations 2 

Raffle &c Bazaar permits 7 



Other Services: 



By virtue of her office, the Town Clerk is clerk to the Board of Registrars. 

In this capacity, she has met with the Board of Registrars on a regular monthly meeting night, kept the 
minutes of same up to date, supervised the Annual Town Census by mail, kept the voting list up-to-date, and 
registered voters during the regular office hours of the Town Clerk. She also meets with the Board for 
Special evening sessions to register voters and to certify nomination papers for candidates. 



Annual Town Election 
Annual Town Meeting 
Special Town Meeting 
Special Town Meeting 



April 18, 1987 
April 25, 1987 
April 25, 1987 
September 11, 1987 



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Board of Registrars 



In accordance with Section 1, Chapter 3 of the Town By-Laws, meetings of the Board of Registrars were held 
on the second Wednesday of each month for the registration of voters and to conduct business. Under Chapter 
616 of the Acts of 1958, these meetings were open to the public and press, and it is so posted in the Town 
Hall. 

The Board held registration periods as are required by law for the Annual Town Election and Town Meeting of 
April 18 and 25, the Special Town Meetings of April 25 and September 28, all in 1987. 

The Town Clerk attended most of the Conferences in order to keep up with the changing election laws, and 
other changes and updates pertaining to her office. 

The 1987 calendar year ended up with 9,413 registered voters. 

The Board of Registrars wants to thank all citizens of the Town who returned their CENSUS forms without 
delay. A true census is an asset to the Town. 

The Annual Census is essential in that it determines the Jury lists each year and it determines many factors 
in distribution of state and federal funds. This year the redistricting of the 1985 State Census was 
implemented on January 1. The Town's final census count was 17,513. 



Constable 



During the year the following notices and warrants were posted: 



Event 



Posted 



Date 



Annual Town Meeting & Election 
Special Town Meeting 
Special Town Meeting 



6 Places 
6 Places 
6 Places 



March 30, 1987 
March 30, 1987 
September 11, 1987 



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Fire Department 



It is my pleasure to siabmit the following Annual Report of operations, activities, and to reflect the 
accomplishments of the Wilmington Fire Department during the year 1987. 

The manual force consists of Chief, two Deputy Chiefs, five Lieutenants and twenty-eight Privates, 
a call force of ten members. The department responded to a total of 2,414 calls during 1987. 



Residential Buildings 10 

Ccsnmercial Buildings 9 

Chimney, Fireplaces k Woodbuming Stoves 7 

Vehicles 101 

Brush, Grass, or Rubbish 321 



Out of Town Assistance 
False Alarms or Needlwss Calls 
Rescue and AidDulance 
Service Calls 



There is 



58 
134 
1,293 
481 



Estimated values of property endangered was $23,871,900. Estimated property loss was $913,000. 
The following is a list of penoits issued: 



Smoke Detectors 


268 


$1,340 


Fire Alarm 


116 


580 


Oil Burner 


172 


860 


Tank Removal 


8 


40 


Tank Registration 


2 


10 


Underground Storage 


3 


15 


Black Powder 


7 


35 


Storage Tank 


1 


5 


Report 


33 


165 


Propane 


34 


170 


Flammable Liquids 


11 


55 


Blasting 


57 


285 


Model Rocket 


1 


5 


TOTAL 


713 


$3,565 



As required by law, inspections of all schools, public buildings, and all flammable storage were made by 
Deputy Chief Daniel Stewart. 

The following personnel changes were made: Retired, Lt. Silverius Blonigen; prcwooted to the rank of 
Lieutenant, Joseph McMahon and Edmund Corcoran; appointed to the Fire Department, Robert Vassallo and 
Michael Peterson. 

The Fire Alarm division inspected and tested all boxes. All repairs were made to the system during the 
snowstorm and after. All circuits functioned properly. Fire Alarm had 120 changeovers. Three new Master 
Boxes installed in the Municipal System. Extended 5,320 feet of RC wire. Installed 10,500 feet of fig. 8 
wire from Fire Station to North Intermediate School. Three boxes were repaired. Fire Alarm is in the 
process of getting new wire for replacing older circuits. Inspected three new buildings for Fire Alarm 
connection to the Municipal System. 

I wish to extend my thanks to the staff and members of the Wilmington Fire Department for their support, 
loyalty and dedication to duty during 1987. 



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Department of Public Works 



In accordance with the By-Laws of the Town of Wilmington, I hereby respectfully submit the Annual Report on 
the activities of the five divisions of the Department of Public Works for the year 1986. 

The Engineering Department has been reorganized and is now a division of the Department of Public Works. 
With this reorganis^ation, we now have six (6) divisions: Highway, Tree, Cemetery, Parks and Grounds, 
Engineering and Rubbish Collection/Disposal. 

HIQiWAY DIVISIC^ 658-4A81 

All regular highway maintenance work was carried out during tlie year, such as cleaning catch basins, 
installing street and warning signs, patching streets, cutting brush along our roadsides, repairing broken 
curbing, grading back roads, sweeping streets, etc. 

Chapter 90 Construction 

The reconstruction of Aldrich Road is underway with the installation of drainage from Shawsheen Avenue to 
Forest Street. 

Chapters 811 and 637 along with our Hot Top Program 

The following streets were upgraded with bituminous concrete: Roberts Road, Melody Lane, Arlene Avenue, 
Barbara Avenue, Franklin Avenue, Adelaide Street, Wilton Drive, Harold Avenue, Catherine Avenue, Dorothy 
Avenue, Ballardvale Street, Grace Drive, Reed Street, Anthony Avenue, Ella Avenue, Wildwood Street. 

Drainage 

Drainage systems were installed, repaired, extended and hot top was applied to eliminate water problems, at 
the following locations: Glen Road, Wobum Street, Lawrence Street, Wicks Circle, West Street, Westdale 
Avenue, Lang Street, Chestnut Street, Faulkner Avenue and Sheridan Road. 

Snow Se Ice 

Snow removal and sanding is a very expensive and major function of the Department of Public Works. We had 
52" of snow for the year. 

The Town of Wilminton received a State funded salt storage shed. This shed will prove to be a benefit to 
our community in the protection of our drinking water. I would like to take this opportunity to thank 
everyone who assisted the Department of Public Works in obtaining the salt storage shed, expecially State 
Representative, James R. Miceli. 

Sidewalks 

In conjunction with Colonial Gas a sidewalk was constructed on Salem Street from the Tewksbury line to 
Middlesex Avenue. This project is approximately SOX completed. 



TREE DIVISION 658-2809 

The Tree Division carried out all regular maintenance such as trimming, cutting and removing trees. We had 
to remove 91 roadside trees that were dead or interfered with public safety. Hornet nests were removed upon 
request from residents. The Town Common was illuminated with a fine display of Christmas lights again this 
year. 

Insect Pest Control 

Spraying was performed to control Gypsy Moth, Elm Leaf Beetles, Ticks, Cinch Bugs, Japanese Beetles, Pine 
Saw Flies, Eastern Tent Caterpillars and the Fall Web Worm. Spraying was also done to control the spread of 
poison ivy. 



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Mosquito Control 

Mosquito Control was performed between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and midnight with a U.L.V. Generator. 
Larvicide was administered to all trapped water holes. 

Dutch Elm Disease 

Sanples of Elm Trees, believed to be diseased, were sent to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. 
As a result we removed 21 diseased trees. 

CEMETERY DlVISICg^ 658-3901 

All regular maintenance was carried out throughout the year, such as mawing grass, weeding, trimming, winter 
graves were loaned and seeded, markers were reset and foundations for monuments were poured, etc. 

Burials Receipts 

Died in Wilmington 13 Interments $15,145.00 

Died elsewliere 59 Foundations for monuments 2,802.12 

ISkm-residents 42 Affidavits 8.00 

Cremations 11 Deeds 49.00 

TOTALS T25 $18,004.12 

Reserve Trust Fund 

Sale of Lots $12,438.00 Perpetual Care $10,025.00 

TOTAL $40,467.12 

PARKS h GROUNDS 658-4481 

All regular maintenance was carried out throughout the year such as cutting grass, trimming shrubs, narking 
ballfields for baseball, Softball, field hockey and soccer, and fertilized all fields, etc. 

The following are some of the highlights: 

A new playground was constructed at the site of the old Walker School in memory of Jason Stevenson. 
Installed park benches at the Rotary Park donated by the Rotary Club. 
Assisted the Pop Warner with the installation of lights at the Glen Road field. 
Installed a drinking fountain on the Town Ccmion near the gazebo. 
Installed new flagpoles at the Police Station and Fire Station. 

Hot topped parking areas at the North Intermediate School and Wildwood Street School. 
Installed guardrail around parking lot as Silver Lake. 

Finished the upgrading of the tennis court at the High School with the installation of hot top, new chain 
link fence and the painting of the courts. 

Sealed and painted the High School track. 

ENGINEERING DlVISia^ 658-4499 

The Engineering Division was without the services of a Town Engineer and a Senior Civil Engineer for the 
full year. Also, Peter Liebermann, a Senior Civil Engineer, resigned his position in June. We wish him 
well. 

An engineering firm assisted this Division, Town Departments, Boards and Commissins with engineering related 
projects such as, but not limited to: 

Department of Public Works 

Reconstruction of Aldrich Road 
Cemetery Expansion 



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Planning Board 



Subdivisions 



Assessor 



Up-dating maps 



The Town has hired Harold R. Gil lam as Town Engineer. He will begin work on January 4, 1988. 



RUBBISH COLLECTICT^ AND DISPOSAL 658-4481 



The contract for rubbish collection and disposal is a function of the Department of Public Works. If 
taxpayers have any questions or conplaints, please call. 

In concluding my report, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Police Department for keeping us 
informed during the winter months of the road conditions, and all the various departments for their 
cooperation during the year. I would also like to thank the Town Manager and Board of Selectmen for their 
support throughout the year. To the dedicated en^loyees of the Department of Public Works who made 1987 a 
very productive year, sincere thanks and appreciation. 



The Wilmington Emergency Management Agency (WE14A) , housed in the basement of the "Old Town Hall", 219 
Middlesex Avenue, is a viable branch of your local government. The goals of W.E.M.A. are to supply needed 
services to the citizens of Wilmington. This would cover a wide spectrum of needs, from furnishing personnel 
and radios to assist at check points for the annual Walk-A-Thon, to providing personnel and emergency 
communications during hurricane Gloria and the past industrial incident in South Wilmington as well as 
supplying divers to the town for investigative purposes at the past incident at Silver Lake. 

At the present time, the Agency has a very active and noted Radio Communications group comprised of sixteen 
(16) F.C.C. licensed radio operators. Ttiis radio communications team is supervised by Doug Chisholm and Mort 
Grant. The base station for the agency is located at the N.Y.N.E.X. tower at the junction of Routes 129 and 
38. The antenna mounted on top of the tower is a total of 183 feet above ground level. Subsequently, the 
Wilmington Emergency Management Agency has a communications capability noted as equal to if not superior to 
that of the 85 communities which conprise Area-1 Massachusetts Civil Defense. Area-1 is divided into 
sectors. Wilmington is in Sector 1-D, made up of a total of 19 communities. As of November 1, 1986, the 
Wilmington Emergency Management Agency is now the net control, handling all emergency communications between 
Area-1 and the Sector 1-D communities. 

Another element of the agency is the Dive Team, under the supervision of William Gable and Robert Larivee. 
The Dive Team at present has three (3) fully equipped divers that, as previously mentioned, liave been 
utilized by the Town. 

The Rescue Team, under tlie supervision of Jack Morrison and Steven Larivee, is in the process of being 
reorganized and updated in terms of equipment needed. I am confident that under the direction of Jack and 
Steve, the Rescue Team will develop into as viable a unit as the Communications and the Dive Team. 

The Wilmington Emergency Management Agency extends its thanks to Mort Grant, who has moved to Maine for his 
many years of service to the Town of Wilmington. He will be missed. 

The Wilmington Emergency Management Agency extends its thanks and appreciation to all who have supported its 
growth and development. It continues to be my sincere privilege to serve the Town of Wilmington as the 
Coordinator of the Emergency Management Agency. 




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Inspector of Buildings 









1985 




1986 




1987 




No. 




Valuation 


No. 


Valuation 


No. 


Valuation 


Dwelling (single family) 


99 


$ 8,718,500 


122 


$10,298,900 


121 


$18,866,400 


Residential Garages 


27 




413,500 


14 


343,599 


14 


221,600 


Additions k Alterations (res.) 


194 




2,159,900 


259 


3,238,222 


286 


3,075,350 




$11,291,900 




$13,880,721 




$22,163,350 


Xnidiistird-d.X 3uxLci!Lngs 


13 




21,035,000 


11 


6,599,750 


4 


2,502,000 


Conmercial Buildings 


2 




322,000 


8 


5,560,000 


6 


3,447,145 


Additions k Alterations (non-res.) 


55 




11,051,000 


45 


5,123,646 


71 


6,855,755 


Swinging Pools 


42 




273,500 


52 


480,829 


42 


296,095 


Signs 


29 




37,700 


31 


46,636 


30 


88,130 


Public Buildings 

















Office Buildings 


1 




368,000 







1 


6,000,000 


Sheds 8c Bams 


12 




48,100 


15 


36,849 


16 


18,850 


Wood Burning Stoves 


50 




25,000 


53 


44,763 


36 


27,115 






133,160,300 




$17,892,473 




$19,235,090 






< 


144,452,200 




$31,773,194 




$41,398,440 


Renewals 


12 






7 


$ 294,900 







Demolitions 


18 




483,900 


20 


56,550 


28 


165,800 


Fire Damage 


5 




112,500 







1 


25,000 


Foundations 


51 




522,500 


21 


1,216,000 


12 


1,425,700 


Tenqjorary Trailers 


11 




101,600 


2 





4 


10,500 




$ 1,220,500 


Wi 


$ 1,567,400 


FT! 


$ 1,627,000 



REPORT OF FEES RECEIVED AND TURNED OVER TO TREASURER: 



Building Permits 

Wiring Permits 

Gas Permits 

Plumbing Permits 

Certificates of Inspection 

Ind. Elect. Permits (annual charge) 

Elevator Certification (insp. fees) 



621 


$90,473.00 


664 


$104,945.50 


672 


$103,134.00 


505 


12,252.00 


512 


16,439.50 


587 


20,569.50 


159 


1,691.00 


183 


4,039.00 


159 


4,018.50 


252 


2,759.00 


254 


5,979.50 


266 


7,254.00 


3 


120.00 


4 


195.00 


29 


935.00 


25 


2,000.00 


22 


1,680.00 


21 


3,900.00 


2 


45.00 


6 


331.00 





T7357 


$109,340.00 




$133,609.50 


T7735 


$139,811.00 



Police Department 



In accordance vd.th tlie By-Laws of the Town of Wilmington, I hereby respectfully submit the Annual Report on 
the activities of the Wilmington Police Department for the year of 1987. 

The enclosed statistical report represents the total for all crimes, complaints and incidents reported 
during the year 1987; and, for the most part the corresponding enforcement efforts of the Wilmington Police 
Department. During 1987 the total number of complaints and incidents reported to the police department 
decreased by 8.8% from 14,283 incidents in 1986 to 13,029 during 1987. For the most part these decreases 
were in the areas of minor crimes and service related incidents. Several of the serious crime categories 
decreased significantly during 1987. Breaking and Entering into homes and buildings were reduced by 12% 
from 95 incidents in 1986 to 85 during 1987. This follows a 20% reduction in 1986 and a 42% decrease in 
these crimes during 1985. Totals for Assaults and Batteries were down again by 42% frcsn 19 in 1986 to 11 in 
1987. This follows a 34% decrease in these crimes during 1986. Motor vehicles stolen in Wilmington 
decreased by 14% from 86 in 1986 to 74 in 1987. Due to the reductions in the major crime categories, the 
Uniform Crime Reports compiled by the State and Federal Governments will again show a reduction in the crime 
rates for the Town of Wilmington during 1987. The 1986 Uniform Crime Reports which were released in 
December, 1987 showed a 33% reduction in the crime rate for the Town of Wilmington. The 1986 crime rate of 
20.1 index crimes per 1,000 residence is based upon a total of 355 index crimes, 10 violent crimes and 345 
property crimes. This follows a reduction of 23% in the crime rate for 1985. 

Motor Vehicle Accidents and Traffic congestion continues to be a serious Community problem; and, during 1987 
tlie police department experienced a slight increase in the motor veliicle accident rate. During 1987 motor 
vehicle accidents increased by 50 accidents from 950 accidents in 1986 to 1,000 during 1987. The police 
deparment continued to place a high priority on the enforcement of motor vehicle violations during 1987. 
During 1987 the department cited 4,239 motor vehicle Violations. The following are the totals for socne of 
the major areas of concern: Speeding; violations, 2,022; operators license violation, 302; and, 
miscellaneous violations, 1,651. Arrests for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol were 
increased by 12 from 102 in 1986 to 114 during 1987 . 

Arrest for crimes other than motor vehicle offenses during 1987 totaled 711. During 1987 the Police 
Department continued to place a high priority on alcohol and drug related offenses. As a result, arrest for 
liquor law violations totaled 68 and there was a total of 64 narcotics arrest. The department placed a 
total of 166 persons under Protective Custody. A total of 1,100 persons were taken into custody by the 
police department during 1987. As a result of the increased enforcement efforts by the department. The 
fine monies returned to the Town of Wilmington from the Wobum District Court increased frcm $171,706 in 
1986 to $211,758 during 1987. 

The department makes note of personnel changes during 1987. Patrolman Joseph S. Morgan, an 18-year veteran 
of the Police Department was fatally injured in an automobile accident in New Durham, New Hampshire. The 
passing of Officer Morgan has left a void not only in the department, but even more so in the hearts of his 
brother officers and all who knew him. Joe will be long remembered as a "Gentleman" and as a "Friend". 
Patrolman John A. Ritchie retired from the Police Department after serving 31 years as a police officer for 
the Town of Wilmington. He will be missed greatly by the members of the Police Department and the community 
as a whole. John, we all wish you health and hapiness in your retirement. Four new officers were appointed 
to the police department during 1987. They were Officers Lawrence M. Juergens, Paul W. Jepson, David L. 
Axelrod and Steven C. Stokes. 

In closing this report, I want to thank the Town Manager, the Board of Selectmen, all other Boards and 
Comaiittees; and, all department lieads and their workers for their support and cooperation during 1987. A 
special note of thanks is in order for Superintendent Robert P. Palmer and tlie meinbers of the D.P.W. for 
their assistance in building the department's new outdoor firearms range. 

A special note of thanks to tiie staff and members of the Wilmington Police Department, for witliout their 
support and continuing efforts none of our accon5)lishments could have been realized. 



ARRESTS: 
Arson 

Assault k Battery 
Breaking 8c Entering 
Disorderly 



POLICE DEPARTMEtn' STATISTICS - 1987 




3 
5 



PRDTECTIVE CUSTODY: 



9 Ages: 

5 11/12 

19 13/14 

5 15 



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ARRESTS (continued): 

Gambling 

Larceny 

Larceny of Motor Vehicle 

Liquor Laws 

Malicious Damage 

Narcotics 

Non-Support 

Rape 

Receiving Stolen Property 

Robbery 

Runaway 

Sex Offenses 

Juveniles 

Other 

Total Arrests 

MOTCE. VEHICLE VI0IAriC8SlS: 
Using Without Authority 
License Violations 
Endangering 

Leave Scene Property Damage 
Operating Under Influence 
Unregistered/Uninsured 



Seat Belt 
Other 

Total Violations 




22 
II 
268 

9 
64 

2 

1 

10 
5 
5 
5 
75 
196 
TIT 



3 
302 
29 
23 
114 
95 
2,022 


1,651 



PROTECTIVE CUSTODY (continued) 
17 

Total Under 18 

18 
19 
20 
21 
22 
23 
24 

25/29 
30/34 
35/39 
40/44 
45/49 
50/54 
55/59 
60 h Over 



Total Protective Custody 

CITATIONS ISSUED: 

Warnings 

Complaints 

Non-Criminal 

Arrests 

Total Citations 



5 
7 
05 
15 
17 
9 
7 
1 
11 
5 
29 
19 
7 
7 
6 
4 
5 
4 



1,112 
112 

2,077 
223 

3325 



CRIMES REPCKTED: 

Arson k Bombing (Threats) 

Assault k Battery: 

Firearm 

Knife 

Other Weapons 
Aggrevated-Hands , Fists, 
Simple Assault 
Total Crimes Reported 

ROBBERY: 



Firearm 
Other Weapon 
Strong Arm 

Total Robberies 

INCIDElSnS REPCRTED: 
Alarms Responded To 
Disturbances 
Domestic Problems 
Ejnergencies Responded To 
Fires Responded To 
Juveniles Conplained About 
Missing Persons - Returned 
Missing Persons - Still Missing 
Prowlers Reported 
Miscellaneous Complaints 
Motor Vehicle Accidents 
Cruisers Dispatched 
Suicides & Attempts 
Sudden Deaths 

OTHER DEPARTMENT FUNCTIONS: 
Restraining Orders Served 
Parking Tickets Issued 
Firearm Ident Cards Issued 
License to Carry Issued 
Dealer Permits -Ammo-Gunsmith 
Machine Gun Permits 
Reports to Ins . Cos . , Attorneys 



1,411 
2,222 
217 
212 
176 
2,632 
29 

53 
5,440 
1,082 
8,270 
5 
9 



126 
223 
138 
255 
6 
6 

752 



BREAKING k ENTERING: 

By Force 

No Force Used 

Attempted Breaking k Entering 
Total Breaking k Entering 

SEX CRIMES: 



Rape 

Indecent Exposure 
Indecent A k B 
Other 

Total Sex Crimes 

LARCENIES : 

Pocket Picking 

Purse Snatching 

Shoplifting 

From Motor Vehicle 

M/V Parts k Access. 

Bikes 

From Buildings 
From Coin Machines 
Other 

LARGELY BY CHECK (FRAUD) 
Total Larcenies 

mrCR VEHICLES STOLEN: 
Autos 

Trucks & Buses 
Other Vehicles 

Total Nfotor Vehicle Theft 

Recovered Motor Vehicles: 
Stolen Wilmington 
Recovered Wilmington 
Stolen Wilmington 
Recovered Out of Town 
Stolen Out of Town 
Recovered Wilmington 

Recovered Motor Vehicles 



64 
4 
17 
S5 



1 
7 

5 
T5 



2 
4 
6 
73 
58 
22 
44 

33 

38 



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Planning Board 



Serving the Town as one of the six agencies under the "Community Development" department, the Planning Board 
members with the assistance of its Planning Coordinator had a very busy 1987. 

The Planning Board office is located in the Town Hall sharing room 6 vd.th the Conservation Commission. 
Office hours are NkDnday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the Planning Coordinator, Sandra L. 
Murphy, available to assist the public with general inquiries and scheduling appointments for the Board's 
regular weekly Tuesday evening meetings. 

SUBDIVISiaSl CaTTROL : 

Under tlie authority vested in the Planning Board of the Town of Wilmington by Section 81-Q of Chapter 41 of 
the General Laws, the Board reviewed the following subdivision plans: 

Forty-seven (47) plans believed not to require approval were submitted: The Planning Board found that 41 
plans did not require approval under the Subdivision Control Law and therefore were endorsed; 2 plans were 
found to require approval and therefore were denied for cause; 4 plans were withdrawn without prejudice. 

The Planning Board collected a total of $21,946.57 in the calendar year of 1987 in filing fees from the 
suhsnission of the following subdivision plans. This fee was turned over to the General Fund Account. The 
status of these subdivisions are as follows: 

Upton Technology Park Preliminary Industrial Subdivision - fee for submission of proposed 5 lot 
industrial subdivision approved with modifications 

Hamilton Woods, Earle's Row Definitive Plan - fees for final plan review of proposed 18 lot 
subdivision approved, endorsed and recorded 

Allenhurst Farm Preliminary ic Definitive Plan - fees for submission of proposed 12 lot subdivision, 
approved with conditions 

Treasure Hill Road Preliminary U Definitive Plan - fees for submission of proposed 11 lots 
subdivision, preliminary plan approved, definitive plan disapproved with reason 

Tracy Circle Definitive Plan - fee for final plan review of proposed 7 lot subdivision approved, 
endorsed and recorded 

Waterford Estates, Crystal Road Definitive Plan - fee for submission of proposed 15 lot subdivision 
approved with conditions 

Bedell Estates, Patch's Pond Lane 8t Towpath Drive, Definitive Plan - fee for final plan review of 
proposed 27 lot subdivision approved, endorsed and recorded 

Carter Estates, Henry L. Drive Preliminary Plan - fee for submission of proposed 5 lot subdivision, 
approved with modifications ht suggestions. 

Con-Mar Village, Baker Street Definitive Plan - fee for submission of proposed 5 lot subdivision, 
disapproved with reasons. 

Newell Estates, Valyn Lane Definitive Plan - fee for final plan review of proposed 5 lot 
subdivision, approved, endorsed and recorded 

Ox Pasture, Ox Bow Drive Definitive Plan - fee for final plan review of proposed 15 lot subdivision 
approved, endorsed and recorded 

Mill Road Estates, Fembanks Road Definitive Plan - fee for submission of proposed 11 lot 
subdivision, decision pending 

Chestnut Estates II Definitive Plan - fee for submission of proposed 30 lot subdivision, decision 
pending 

Allgrove Estates Definitive Plan - fee for submission of proposed 9 lot subdivision, decision 
pending 



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Whitefield ELn Village Definitive Plan - fee for submission of proposed 43 lot subdivision, decision 
pending 

Amherst Road Preliminary Plan - fee for submission of proposed 10 lot subdivision, decision pending 

The Board collected approximately $555.00 for the sale of Subdivision Rules and Regulations Books and Zoning 
By-Law Books. 

mum: 

In accordance with Mass. G.L. c. 40A, the Planning Board held required statutory public hearings on 
proposed amendments to the Zoning By-Law and Map and submitted formal reports and recommendations to Town 
Meeting voters as follows: 

Proposed Zoning 
Town Meeting Date Article Amendment 

4-25-87 - Annual 21 Amend Sec. 6.5.1 

Re. Site Plan Review 



Planning Board 
Recommendations 
Approval 



Town Meeting 
Action 
So Voted 



4-25-87 Annual 



4-25-87 Annual 



4-25-87 Annual 



4-25-87 Annual 



4-25-87 Annual 



9-28-87 



9-28-87 



9-28-87 



9-28-87 



9-28-87 



Special 
Special 
Special 
Special 
Special 



22 



33 



34 



35 



36 



Amend Sec. 5.3.2 Pass Over 

Re: Pre-existing lots 

Amend Sec. 3.3.2 Disapproval 
Re: Dwelling Conversions 

Rezone fron R-20 &t R-60 Disapproval 
to GI - Main St. as written 

Rezone from R-20 to Disapproval 
HDB - Lowell Street 

Rezone from R-20 to Disapproval 

GB - West St. as written 

Amend Sec. 6.3.2.1 Approval 
3.8 Ac. on Jefferson Ave. 

Rezone from R-60 to R-20 Approval 
44.87 Ac. Andover Street 

Rezone from R-60 to R-20 Approval 
24.32 Ac. Hopkins Street 

Rezone from R-20 to Approval 
NB 28.5 Ac. Main Street 

Rezone from R-20 to GB Approval 
1.1 Ac. Middlesex Avenue 



Passed Over 



Passed Over 



Not Voted 



Not Voted 



Withdrawn 



So Voted 



Not Voted 



So Voted 



PARKE>IG SITE PLAN REVIEW 

The Board reviewed 19 applications for Site Plan Review referred to the Planning Board for its respective 
review and recommendation to the Town Engineer. 

PLANNING BOARD REPRESENTATION AT THE. BOARD OF APPEALS 

William G. Hooper, Jr., acting as the Planning Board's representative at the Board of Appeals hearings, 
offered recomcnendations and suggestions on many cases requesting variances, special permits and official map 
variances, including the Conprehensive Special permit applications for Wilmington Arboretum Development, and 
Shawsheen River Estates. 



SPECIAL STUDIES 

Mandated by t±ie vote of Special Town Meeting of April 27, 1985 to complete inventory and evaluation of the 
670 town-owned parcels of land for a report to the Annual Town Meeting of 1988, the Planning Board hired two 
Planning Interns, Anne VJamer and Donald Nadeau. Through funding of a Strategic Planning Grant, the Town 
retained Mr. Nadeau to continue with site inspection and the identification of potentially suitable sites 
for Affordable Housing. Our special thanks to Peter DeRoeve, Business Manager of tlie School Department for 
the loan of a computer during the summer loonths used in doing the study. 

Carole Hamilton, David Clark and Sandra Murphy continued to represent the Planning Board at the Affordable 
Housing Task Force Meetings. 

The Board wishes to thank Virginia Lemos for tier assistance in recording meetings of the Board and it 
expresses its appreciation to Fay, Spofford and Thomdike, Inc., the Consultant Engineering Firm hired by 
the Town who gave technical assistance to the Board throughout the year. 



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Board of Health 



The Board of Health consists of three members ^pointed by the Town Manager. Serving on the Board throughout 
1987 were: Dr. James Ficociello, D.D.S., Joseph Paglia, Milton Calder. The Director of Public Health is 
Gregory P. Erickson R.S., C.H.O., and the Public Health nurse is Abbie Radley, R.N., C. 



Highlights of 1987: 

Much work was done in the area of hazardous materials in the Town of Wilmington by the Town's Hazardous 
Materials consultant, HMM Associates. The Director of Public Health is the chairman of the Local Emergency 
Planning Committe (LEPC) , appointed by the Manager under the recent SAEIA, Title III, federal regulations. 

The Board of Health began a policy of identifying and removing junk motor vehicles throughout the Town. 

An Aids Education Presentation was held at the North Intermediate School for the public. The speaker was Dr. 
Peter Spitzer. This was a cooperative effort of the Board of Health and the Wilmignton Public Schaols. 

A feasibility study for the fluorination of town water was done. The Board will be continuing this 
investigation into 1988 by holding public hearings and meetings. 

The annual town-wide flu clinic was held on Sunday, October 18, 1987. It was well attended. 

The total number of flu shots given was 672 which included: Town-wide clinic, senior citizen clinics at the 
Buzzell Center, industry, home visits, town euployees, school en^loyees. Pneumonia shots totaled 61. 

The annual rabies clinic was held. A total of 180 dogs were vaccinated. 

In February and March for a total of two weeks tlie Public Health Nurse instructed and supervised a student 
intern from Shawsheen Tech studying Medical Technology. This was a new program initiated by the school for 
sending students into varied specialty working areas to broaden their education. 

The Dr60 Kodak Analyzer machine was donated to the Tovm this year by the VTTEA and the senior citizens arts 
and crafts work program. This machine is capable of doing a variety of tests including cholesterol, 
triglycerides and glucose. High levels of these substances in the blood place people at high risk for 
cardiovascular diseases. A total of 104 persons since July have taken advantages of tliis service. The 
results of these tests have helped people to take the necessary steps to lower their risks for these diseases. 

This year the Public Health Nurse passed the American Nurses' Association exam for certificaton in 
Gerontological Nursing. The ANA certification examinations are objective tests that cover knowledge, 
understanding, and application of professional nursing theory and practice. The examinations are developed 
by ANA comniittees of examiners ccnq)osed of experts representative of the various areas of certification. 

The Director was elected to a one year term as Secretary in the Massachusetts Health Officers Association, 
and was appointed by Governor Dukakis to tlie state SARA, Title III Advisory Council. 

A. Communicable Disease Control: 



1. Immunizations 

Office visits 75 

Hcxne Visits 

2. Communicable Disease Reported 53 
Home visits 17 

3. Tuberculosis Report 

Office visits 46 

Home visits 



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B. Public Health Nursing: 



1. Premature births reported 1 
Home visits 1 

2. Morbidity 

V.N.A. calls 270 

Office visits 147 

3. Newborn Infants 
Home visits 2 

4. General Health Supervision 

Hone visits 259 

5. Hypertension Screening 

Office visits 288 

Attendance at monthly clinic 54 

6. Diabetic Screening 

Office visits 16 

Attendance at monthly clinic 10 
Fees collected $25.00 

7. Senior Citizen Counseling at Drop-In-Center 

Number of sessions 42 

Attendance 383 

Diabetic Screening 60 
Fees collected $60.00 

8. Lead Paint Test 

Number tested 

9. Kodak Analyzer Testing 104 
Fees Collected $632.00 

10. Flu Shots 672 

11. Pneumonia Shots 61 
C. Environmental Health: 

1. Licenses and Permits 

Transportation 19 

Stable 16 

Miscellaneous 7 

Perk 191 

Sewerage 190 

Food 74 

Milk 50 

Installers 28 

Subdivisions 3 

Haulers 34 
Fees Collected $12,660 

2. Meetings Attended by Nurse 

3. Meetings Attended 90 

4. Sewerage 

Inspections /investigations 401 

5. Plan Review 

Number of plans reviewed 165 

6. Food Establishments 

Inspections 131 

7 . Nuisance 

Conplaints and Investigations 195 



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8. Housing Inspections 9 

9. Miscellaneous Investigations 44 

10. Percolation/Water Test 234 

11. Ckjurt Appearance 15 

12. Camp 1 

13. Hazardous Waste Investigations 12 

14. Right to Know 3 

15. Rabies Clinic 180 
Fees Collected $720.00 



The purpose of the Wilmington Family Counseling Service, Inc., is to provide help within the town for 
families and individuals with emotional, social, and adjustment problems at a reasonable cost and at a time 
convenient to their work and school schedules. 

124 Client - Families Received Treatment 
52 New Client -Families Entered Treatment 
23 Client -Families Returned for Further Treatment 

Primary Presenting Problems: 

37% Adults with Personal-Emotional Problems 

24% Marital Problems 

16% Child Adjustment /Management Problems 

12% Adolescent Adjustment/Management Problems 

11% Drug and Alcohol Abuse 

1608 Scheduled Counseling and Therapy Sessions. 

$8.26 Cost to Town per Scheduled Appointment. 

Every $1.00 the Town contributes generates $5.27 worth of service. 



Animal Control Officer 



Animals Returned to Owners 


118 


Reimbursement from County 


$1,493 


Animals Adopted 


85 


Kennel Fees 


2,871 


Animals Killed by Vehicles 


83 


Fines 


540 


Animals Euthanized (vicious. 


1 


Animals Quanantined 


18 


unadop table) 




Bam Inspection 


40 


Total Animals Picked Up 


287 


Number of Horses (work or saddle) 


97 


Animals in Kennel as of 12/31/87 





Number of Ponies 


31 


Dogs Licensed 


1,352 


Number of Goats 


6 



Number of Beef Cows 2 



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Town Counsel 



(a) On January 1, 1987, there were pending the following actions by or against the Town (exclusive of 
actions in which the Town was merely summoned as trustee, and in which it had no interest, and of tax lien 
foreclosure proceedings in the Land Court and petitions for abatement before the Appellate Tax Board*) . 

Beatrice G. Swenson v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (petition for assessment of 
damages for land taking) 

Harvey Lobdell v. Board of Appeals , Middlesex Si4)erior Court (petition in equity for appeal for variance 
by zoning by-laws) 

Androniki Gaglione v. Thomas B. Brennan, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (petition for assessment of 
damages) 

Joseph Scaro, et al v. County of Middlesex, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (petition for assessment of 
damages for land taking) 

John E. Hayward, et al v. County of Middlesex, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (petition for assessment 
of damages for land taking) 

John E. Hayward, et al v. County of Middlesex, et al, Middlesex Superior Court (petition for assessment 
of damages for land taking) 

Robert Stevens, Tr. v. Town of Wilmington and Planning Board , Land Court (petition for registration and 
claim to Swain Court - private way) 

Sanborn Brothers, Inc. v. Town of Wilmington , District Court of Lowell (action for property damage - 
negligence) 

George Anderson, et al v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (claim for personal injury) 

School Teacher v. Wilmington School Committee , Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (ccnplaint of 
discrimination as to benefits) 

John J. Lyons, et al v. Town of Wilmington , Land Court (complaint to determine validity and extent of 
the zoning by-laws of the Town of WilmingtonT" 

Frances Dec v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (complaint 
alleging sex discrimination) 

Dorothy A. Cosman v. Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court (claim for personal injury) 

Fosters Pond Improvement Association, Inc. et al v. Aldo Caira, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (action 
in the nature of certiorari for decision of Board of Selectmen granting earth removal permit) 

Ruth J. Gronemeyer, Exec, v. George R. Allen, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (ccmplaint for assessment 
of damages) 

James Rooney v. Sterling C. Morris, et al , Municipal Court of the City of Boston (appeal from decision 
of Civil Service Commission sustaining appointing authority) 

George Donovan, et al v. Bruce MacDonald, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (appeal from the decision of 
the Board of Appeals denying variance to construct a single family dwelling) 

Town of Wilmington v. AFSCME, Council 93 , Middlesex Superior Court (complaint for declaratory judgment 
to determine rights) 

A. John Imbimbo, et al v. Bruce MacDonald, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (appeal from the decision of 
the Board of Appeals) 

Jeanette Iverson, et al v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (claim for personal 
injury and consequential damages) 



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Town of Wilmington v. Robert Corey, aka, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (complaint alleging violation 
of Town Zoning By-Law and Inland Wetland Act) 

Robert E. Vassallo v. Sterling C. Morris, et al , Suffolk Superior Court (action for review of decision 
of appointing authority and personnel administrator concerning appointment of sergeant) 

Dianna Holmes, et al v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (complaint 
for discrimination in violation of Chapter 151B) 

Dennis P. Rponey y. Reginald S. Stapczynski , Middlesex Superior Court on appeal to the Appeals Court 
(claim for total disability and medical reimbursement) 

AFSCME, Council 93, AFL-CIO v. Town of Wilmington , Board of Conciliation and Arbitration (petition for 
mediation and fact finding) 

Pitt Construction Corporation v. Town of Wilmington , (Contract 6) Middlesex Superior Court (claim for 
extras) 

M St P Pipejacking Corp. v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (complaint in equity 
restraining the Town from paying Pitt for monies alleged to be due on Contract //6) 

Clarence T. Bryant, et al v. Town of Wilmington, et al . Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex 
(claim for personal injury) 

Sherwood Oil Co., Inc., et al v. Board of Appeals , Middlesex Superior Court (appeal frcm decision of the 
Board of i^peals) 

Town of Wilmington y. Division of Hearing Officers, et al, Middlesex Superior Court (claim for decision 
on jurisdiction of CRAB) 

Ruth E. Marranzini, et al v. Bruce MacDonald, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (appeal from the decision 
of the Board of Appeals) 

Frances Dec v. Town of Wilmington , Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (claim for sex discrimination) 

tCenneth H. Walkling, et al v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (claim for personal 
injiiy) 

Wilmington Town Enployees Association v. Town of Wilmington , Labor Relations Commission (claim for 
grievance) 

William Baldwin, ppa, et al v. Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court (claim for personal injury) 

Cabot Construction Co., Inc. v. Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners , Middlesex Superior Court (claim 
for money owed) 

Jean Beninati v. Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court (claim for breach of contract) 

James Tighe v. Charles P. Lawrenson , Middlesex Superior Court (claim for violation of civil rights and 
for mandamus to require the Building Inspector to issue a building permit) 

Ralph Fiore Bus Service, Inc. v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (complaint under 
Mass. Antitrust Act, G.L.c.93) 

AFSCME, Council 93, AFL-CIO y. Town of Wilmington (Public Buildings Dept.) , American Arbitration 
Association (claim for grievance) 

Arthur E. Pierce v. Wilmington Water Department , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim 
of discrimination) 

Town of Wilmington v. Alice Papal iolios , Middlesex Superior Court (violation of G.L.c.140, s.l36A, 
operating a kennel) 

Town of Wilmington v. Weston 8t Sampson, et al , Suffolk Superior Court (claim by insurer for 
reimbursement of insurance loss) 

Town of Wilmington v. Raymond D. Bicknell , Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (claim for 
property damages) 

Town of Wilmington v. Reading Municipal Light Department , Department of Public Utilities (petition for 
investigation of rates of the RjCd) 

Joseph A. Langone, Trustee, et al v. Carole B. Hamilton, et al. Planning Board , Land Court (appeal from 
a decision of the Planning Board) 



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Joyce Corey v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (claim for violation of civil rights 
and injunctive relief) 

In Re : Robert J. Vassallo , Hearing Before Appointing Authority Concerning Disciplinary Charges. 
Reduction in rank to patrolman found by the Appointing Authority, after hearing, (on appeal to Civil 
Service Commission) 

Wilmington Fire Fighters, I.A.F.F., Local //1370 v. Town of Wilmington , American Arbitration Association 
(grievance of deputy cnief) 

Patrick Cone, Trustee v. Carole Hamilton, et al , as they are members of the Wilmington Planning Board, 
Middlesex Superior Court (appeal from the decision of the Planning Board to rescind the approval of 
Middlesex Pines I and II and to "call in the bond") 

John T. Bresnhan, et al v. Town of Wilmington, et al . Land Court (complaint to quite title) 

Anthony Cammarata, et al v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (appeal from the 
decision of the Board of Appeals) 

The 20 Lowell Street Realty Trust, Charles F. Williams, Jr., Trustee, et al, v. Bruce MacDonald, et als , 
Middlesex Superior Court (appeal from the decision of the Board of Appeals) 

The 20 Lowell Street Realty Trust, Charles F. Williams, Jr., Trustee, et al, v. Bruce MacDonald, et als , 
Middlesex Superior Court (appeal from the decision of the Board of Appeal!) 

The 20 Lowell Street Realty Trust, Charles F. Williams, Jr., Trustee, et al, v. Bruce MacDonald, et als , 
Middlesex Superior Court (appeal from the decision of the Board of Appeals) 

The 20 Lowell Street Realty Trust, Charles F. Williams, Jr., Trustee, et al, v. Bruce MacDonald, et als , 
Middlesex Superior Court (appeal from the decision of the Board of Appeals) 

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority v. Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court (complaint 
for declaratory judgment) 

Town of Wilmington v. Town of Reading Municipal Light Department , Department of Public Utilities 
(petition for review of Reading Municipal Light Department rates) 

*There are pending as of January 1, 1988, 66 separate petitions for abatements before the Appellate Tax 
Board, many involving claims for several different years, including, but not limited to the four following 
captioned appeals which may create a financial exposure to the Town, namely: 

General Electric v. Town of Wilmington 

Surface Coating, Inc. v. Town of Wilmington 

Polyvinyl Chemical v. Town of Wilmington 

Avco Manufacturing Corp. v. Town of Wilmington 

These cases have been referred to outside counsel at the request of the Board of Assessors. 

Maryland Cup Corporation y. Board of Assessors , Appellate Tax Board, No. 141365 (finding for the Town 
after hearing before the Appellate Tax Board ; case now on appeal to the Appeals Court) 

Maryland Cup Corporation v. Board of Assessors , Appellate Tax Board, Nos. 153475, 153476, 153477 and 
153478 (disposed of by allowance of motion to dismiss by the Town based on lack of jurisdiction of the Board 
and withdrawal of appeals to the Appeals Court) 

(b) (1) During the year 1987 , the following new actions were brought against the Town of Wilmington or 
its officers or agents: 

None 

(c) During the year 1987, the followixig actions by or against the Town were disposed of: 

David Fraser, et al v. t-farion Murphy, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (plaintiff's conplaint was 
dismissed with prejudice because of want of prosecution by plaintiff) 

Dennis P. Rooney v. Reginald S. Stapczynski , Middlesex Superior Court on appeal to the Appeals Court 
(plaintiff withdrew appeal leaving the decision of the Superior Court in force) 

Cabot Construction Co., Inc. v. Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners, F ourth District Court of Eastern 
Middlesex (disposed of by payment of $1,261.15 to plaintiff, after trial) 



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AFSCME, Council 93 v. Tovm of Wilmiiigton , American Arbitration Association (disposed of by decision of 
arbitrator denying grievance of Deputy Cnief Stewart and finding of eligibility to receive overtime 
condensation for hours worked in excess of forty-two hours per week) 

Robert E. Vassal lo v. Sterling C. Morris, et al , Suffolk Superior Court (disposed of by case being 
dismissed with prejudice) 

Patrick Cone, Trustee v. Carole Hamilton, et al, as they are members of the Wilmington Planning Board , 
Middlesex Superior Court (stipulation for dismissal involving payment of $37,500 and release of statement) 

Wilmington Fire Fighters, I. A. F.F., Local //1370 v. Town of Wikaington , Labor Relations Commission and 
American ^bitration Association (disposed of by settlement including dismissal of con^laint and demand for 
arbitration, oral appology and withdrawal of letter of reprimand from personnel file) 

Anthony Cammarata, et al v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (disposed of by motion 
of the Tovm of Wilmington to dismiss, allowed by the Court) 

Joseph A. Langone, Trustee, et al v. Carole B. Hamilton, et al. Planning Board, Land Court (disposed of 
by filing stipulation of dismissal in the Land Court after agreement between developer and Planning Board) 

Town of Wilmington v. Raymond D. Bickness, Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Disposed of by 
agreement for judgment and payment to the plaintiff in the amount of $9,113.15 for property damage) 



Historical Commission 



Renewed memberships to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Massachusetts Historic Society 
enabled our members to attend various seminars throughout the State. One of which was an all-day seminar 
held at Harvard University attended by our Chairperson, Dorothy Lafionatis. 

The Hamden Tavern now has bronze plaques identifying various rooms. The qpper and lower back hallways, 
stairwell, and the summer keeping room were redecorated. New to the Tavern is a glass case in which Larz 
Neilson's arrowhead collection is displayed, a quilt, an original scroll painting done by the late Ethel 
Williams, a beehive oven door from the Hartwe 11 -Richardson house, a pewter ink well and quills, a Colonial 
yam winder, and an antique hanging light fixture. Keeping energy conservation in mind, Dorothy McKinnon 
hand crafted forty wind breakers for the window sills. 

The open house at the Hamden Tavem continioed each first Sunday of the month. In conjunction with these 
open houses, the Friends of the Hamden Tavem held successful Strawberry, Harvest and Christmas socials. We 
were proud to have one of our Town Historians, Capt. Larz Neilson, give a very informative lecture and 
display of his arrowhead collection; many of which were found in Wilmington. In addition, tlie Tavem hosted 
canal lock keeper from England who showed slides and lectured about canals in his country. 

The Historical Commission continues to place plaques on historic houses. 

A historic marker, given by the Middlesex Canal Commission, has been placed on the Butters Row section of the 
Canal. 

Recognizing the importance of our two little red schoolhouses , we are grateful to the Town for maintaining 
them. 

New meinbers to the Commission are Carolyn Harris and Jean Rowe. 



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Public Buildings Department 



The circulation desks at the Wilmington Memorial Library were redesigned and completely rebuilt. 

The new teleccomunications system at the Fire Station was installed and is working well. 

In February, Industrial Arts machinery at the Swain School was disconnected in anticipation of moving the 
equipment to the new High School shops. 

The High School gymnasium was wired for the public address system used at the Town Meetings. 

Voting machines were programmed at the polls, set up at the Town Hall and Wildwod Street School, for the 
Town Elections. 

Additional lighting and electrical service was installed on the Town Common. 

The Selectmen's Roan at the Town Hall was renovated with new paneling and shelving. 

New ccxnputer rooms at the Shawsheen Street School, Wobum Street School and West Intennediate School were 
built. 

Fire damaged the Public Buildings Department building in September. The damage has been repaired. 
Vandal alarm systems were installed at the Wildwood Street and North Intermediate Schools. 
The West School and the South School were painted and new front doors installed. 

Office space renovations at the Town Hall provided space for the Assistant Town Manager and the Veterans' 
Agent. 

New ceilings were installed in the Shawsheen Street School and West Intermediate School cafeterias. 
Remodeling work at the Fire Station was started and will continue into 1988. 

New fuel tanks were installed at the Highway Garage, Wobum Street School and the Wildwood Street School. 

Marilyn Chamberlin retired in 1987. All of us in the Public Buildings Department extend best wishes for a 
happy retirement. 

To those department heads and employees that assisted the Public Buildings Department during 1987, thank 
you. Your assistance is most appreciated. 



Carter Lecture Fund 



The Orient Express came to Wilmington on April 29, 1987. From 8:15 to 10:30 Miss Kathleen Dusek took us 
from Paris to Istanbul. It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to travel in such luxury and to see so 
much of Europe. We hope to formalize plans soon to present a program in 1988. 



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Recreation Department 



Wilmington's Recreation Department continued to provide a wide variety of leisure time activities for local 
citizens during 1987. 

Although our department is relatively small, vd.th only one full-time employee, it represents the second 
largest industry in the nation. In fact, Americans spend about 12 percent of their personal income on 
recreation. 

The Recreation Commission consists of five volunteer citizens appointed by the Town Manager. This board 
functions in a policy making and advisory capacity to the director. 

The Recreation Commission and Director keep in mind the following departmental objectives as they plan and 
conduct recreatian programs throughout the year: 

To provide opportunities for self expression. 
To develop a sense of personal worth. 

To provide activities that allow for personal achievement and accomplishment. 
To provide activities that are fun and enjoyable. 

To provide physical activities which are new and different, offering a certain amount of challenge to 
participants , 

To teach skills in various activities tliat will have carry-over value in later life and 
To provide a healthful and diversified program of recreation activities in an 
attempt to meet the needs and interests of the people being served. 

Our total funding comes form a variety of sources. User fees and donations heavily supplement the 
town- funded budget which was decimated by the effects of Prop. 2 1/2 several years ago. Volunteers always 
play a key role in providing two dollars worth of service for every dollar spent. We receive much help from 
local clubs and organizations. Some of these invaluable contributors are: Rotary, Kiwanis Club, Lions 
Club, Police Association, Sons of Italy, Elks, Camp 40 Acres, Special Needs PAC, Custodial Union, Chamber of 
Ccmmerce and Knights of Columbus. Along with the support we get from the above is the assistance given from 
such civic minded businesses as: Ski Haus, Elia's, Cocq^ugraphic , Massbank for Savings, Charles River, F & R 
Auto Supply, Aamco Transmissions, Rocco's, Dunkin Donuts, Town Crier, McDonalds, Realty World, Analog, Koch 
Monbrane, Polaroid, Avco, Stelios, BayBank and Spinelli Insurance. 

The Recreation Department is involved, in varying degrees, with many recreation-oriented projects and 
groups. In this nature we serve as a quasi-consulting agency. We also loan equipment to families and 
groups of all types for various functions. 

Our basic programs are: Santa's Workshop, Horribles Parade, Special Kids Christmas Party, Christmas 
Shopping in New York City, spring trip to New York City, Basketball League, Men's Basketball, Men's Gym, 
Swimming Lessons, Swim-A-Cross, CPR, First Aid, Ski Lessons, Punt Pass k Kick Contest, Gymnastics, Ladies 
Fitness, Cinema Discounts, Florida Discounts, Other Commercial Recreation Enterprise Discount Coupons, 
Sesame Street Live at the Boston Garden, Special Needs Gym Program, Boat Cruise to Provincetown , Florida 
Discounts, T-Ball, Group trip to Disney World, Easter E^g Hunts, Circus trip to Boston Garden, Bruins 
tickets, Discount shopping spree to Kittery, Maine, Tops field Fair discount tickets, Playground, Tiny Tots, 
Special Needs Day Camp, Public Beach Supervision, Canoe Rental and Clinic, Crane's Beach Day, Teen Trips to 
Hampton Beach, Tennis Lessons, Concerts on the Common, Red Sox Trips, Sport Clinics, Fishing Derby, Self 
Defense, Co-ed Volley Ball, Disney on Ice Trip, Cross Country Ski Clinic, Free Loan of Fishing and Canoeing 
VCR Tapes, Police Association Beach Day, Newport, RI trip, Easter Coloring Contest, Sale of Entertainment 
Discount Guides, Disney Trip Orientation, Little Red Wagon Drama Show, Lifeguard training. Rafting, Special 
Needs Rodeo and Circus Trips, Atlantic City Trip, Teen Ski Trip to NH, Mystery Trip to Giordano's and Tour 
of Olynpic and World Champions - Figure Skating Show at Boston Garden. 

Other groups that offer leisure type programs in Wilmington are: Little League, Pony League, Youth Hockey, 
Figure Skating Club, Men's Softball, Square Dancing, Youth Soccer, Tennis Club, July 4th Committee, 
Community Schools, Council on Aging, Council for ttie Arts, Scouts, Canpfire and the BMX Bike Club. Schools 
and churches round out the active recreation picture. 

There is an obvious lack of commercial recreation facilities in VJil mi ngton such as bowling centers and movie 
theatres. The town also lacks youth-serving agencies such as YMCA's, YWCA's, Boys and Girls Clubs. The 
addition of the new Rink is a great plus. This void stresses the importance for town support of various 
leisure-oriented programs . 



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Wilmington dc5es have many fine natural areas where outdoor activities may be pursued. Silver Lake is our 
most l^xjrtant such asset offering a variety of aquatic sports from swimming, canoeing and sailing to 
skating and fishing in the winter mDnths. The Town Park hill provides an excellent area for sledding during 
the long winter. The large number of Conservation and Water department lands provide an extremely healthful 
environment for man and animal alike. These protected properties allow for passive recreation such as 
nature study or bird watching. 

Camp 40 Acres is used by various youth and scouting groups and is a semi -private wooded facility. We use 
this area for our summer special needs day canp. The Town Forest, Town Park, Common with gazebo, school 
playgrounds, and an abundance of tennis courts - many with lights are available to all. The fitness trail 
at the Regional Health Center is a popular facility, too. 

The outdoor recreation area at Glen Road, Town Hall is being developed as a family area. New and modem 
playground equipment was installed in 1985. School grounds also are being inproved steadily throughout the 
Town. A memorial "play area" in memory of Jason Stephenson was developed within the Rotary Park confines. 
Pop Warner spearheaded an inprovement project for the Glen Road Recreation Area. Volunteers are raising 
funds for a timber form type of play area to be built at the Shawsheen School. 

The Recreation Director and Commission thank those many individuals and groups who help produce a final 
recreation product which is a model to many surrounding communities. 



Veterans' Agent 



The Wilmington Veterans' Agent respectfully sxibmits his Annual Report for the year 1987. Paul A. Farrell, 
Veterans' Agent, and the limited part-time services of Diane Peters, as clerk. 

Veterans' Services is governed by the General Law of Massachusetts Chapter 115 as amended with strict 
compliance to this Chapter, the rules and policies of which govern the disbursement of aid. 

Benefits are for the needy Veteran and his Immediate family who have been subject to unforeseen needs. 
Final approval of benefits comes from the Commissioner of Veterans' Services, Boston, Massachusetts. 

The balance for first six months of 1987 from previous expropriations was $3,992.99, total available funds 
beginning July 1, 1987 was $13,000, total expended for aid to Veterans and their families for the entire 
year was $8,993.99. 

Total reimbursement for 1987 from settled assignments and/or accident cases authorized by the Commissioner's 
Office was $5,401.50. The total amount has been turned over to the Town Treasurer and the Commonwealth has 
been notified so adjustments of any monies can be made before State reimbursement to the Town. 

This departnent deals continuously with new and changing benefits and/or laws pertaining to Social Security, 
V.A. Disability, pension, compensations and G.I. education or on-the-job training; plus, aiding applicants 
for S.S.I. , unemployment due to strikes, shutdowns and lack of work, always has an impact of expenditures. 
Case load varies from time to time. 

The appropriation for 1987 and six months of 1988 was $13,000 as voted at the Annual Town Meeting, a balance 
of $7,939.89 forwarded for the first six months of 1988. 



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Library Director 



The effort, work and dedicaton of the fiall-time and part-time project staff were realized on March 23, 1987 
when the Memorial Library went "on-line" with the Merrimack Valley Library Consortimum. The library joined 
this autcxnated network, now consisting of twenty-two cities and towns in 1985. Christina Stewart and 
Christine Dehoff served as project supervisors, and Susan Bruno, Diane DeFrancesco, Phyllis Tumsaroch and 
Dorothy Wiberg did most of tlie data entry work. 

The regular and part-tiiae staff have been asked for their comments on the first nine months on "being 
on-line", and their remarks follow: 

David Rush, Head of Reference and Adult Services, comments, "Electronic access to holdings has vastly 
inproved our ability to locate short as well as conplete titles, lists of autliors, and a display of 

immediate circulation status and number of available copies throughout the MVLC network Computerization 

is a continuing challenge to staff to develop skills that save clerical time and expand service. 

Christina Stewart, a member of the part-time Reference staff, writes, "From a Reference Librarian's point of 
view, being on line is a valuable and exciting new technology. . .the collections of other libraries are 
literally at our fingertips. It is very satisfying to be able to tell a patron in a matter of minutes the 
location of a book he wants and whether it is available." 

Christine Dehoff, also a member of the part-time Reference staff, says "In reference, more people are asking 
what specific libraries have items that we don't own. In teclmical services, the computers have allowed us 
to catch up on a backlog of work in a timely manner. . . ." 

Sarah Rueter, Head of Qiildren's Services, writes, "It has been a year of exhilaration (computer up) and a 
year of frustration (computer down) as staff and public became acquainted with the marvels and mechanics of 
going on line." 

Susan MacDonald, Assistant Children's Librarian, comments, "The end of paper files of patrons and loan 
transactions ... faster between library borrowing." 

Doris Carbone, of the Technical Services staff, writes, "Tne public is more aware of their responsibilities 
regarding the borrowing of library material, i.e. due dates, fines and lost books. The staff is better able 
to effectively locate any of our material at any one time." 

Lucy Percuoco, also on the Technical Services staff, comments, "The first year on-line has been, in 
opinion, very successful. The fact that it is easier to locate whether or not a book is checked-out to a 
patron or is on-shelf is quite convenient. Reserves on titles and the expedition of notices are very 
efficient. One of the main features of the computer is the availability of books, which in the past were 
not accessible to Wilmington residents, has now been remedied through our ILL system and system-wide holds." 

"In the Technical Services aspect it is very simple to track down a problem, to withdraw books and to add 
replacement copies to our collection." 

"All in all, the transition has been quite easy and has helped us serve the public with ease and efficiency." 

Dorothy Wiberg, a part-time Library Assistant, says, "I think the most inportant service the new system 
provides is being able to inform our patrons if, 1) we own the book, and 2) where it is..." 

Carolyn Ryan, another part-time Library Assistant, says, "Being on-line gives the patron faster service and 
more information through inter-library loan." 

Barbara White, Circulation Librarian, writes, "Our first year on-line, I would say, was very successful. 
The public as a whole was very understanding and realized it was new to us as well as themselves. There 
were very few complaints." 

"The computer system in this library has been a great asset to the Town of Wilminton. Service is faster due 
to a better control of our holdings and a greater availability of material from other libraries. Also, this 
year on-line, I believe, has proven to us and to the public tliat there is more accuracy in controlling our 
collection and servicing the public." 



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"After working with the public for fifteen years, I believe that this has been one of the most pleasant due 
to the coirputer and its many services that are there to benefit all who want to take advantage of them." 

The Library Director agrees with Joanne DeLuca, a young adult on the library's part-time staff, when she 
writes, "In ray opinion, our first year on-line went well considering everyone was not a pro at the 
computer. Overall, being on-line has allowed the library to service the public with a wider range of 
materials and with more speed." 

Goals were realized in 1987. Access to the holding of the network will continue to expand in 1988 with the 
installation of public access terminals. Due to entire staff efforts the promise of I-Iarch, 1987 became a 
reality. The promise of 1988 rests on that foundation. 



Library Statistics for 1987 



Number of days open during 1987 
Hours open each week 

Acquisitions 8c Holdings: 
Newspapers 
Periodical Titles 
MicrofiWfiche Titles 
Museum passes 

Number of volumes beginning: 
Number of volumes purchased: 
Number of volumes added as gifts: 
Number of volumes withdrawn 
Number of volumes at end of year 

Circulation Activity 

a) Checkouts 

b) Check- ins 

c) Renewals 

d) Holds placed 

e) Recalls requested 

f) Reciprocal Borrowing statistics 

g) Patrons registered 

h) Patrons reregistered 

1987 Circulation 

Circulation per capita based on 1987 
Town Census of 18,000 



77,219 
3,013 
884 
4,189 

76,927 



138,336 
116,414 
2,568 
2,378 
4 

5,924 
5,696 
155 



(summer) 
(winter) 



289 
57 
61 

9 

197 
33 
4 



138,336 

7.69 



Retrospective Circulation: 
1982 
1983 
1984 
1985 
1986 



121,771 
120,259 
121,934 
114,554 
108,353 



Reference and Reader Service Acitivity 

a) Inter-Library Loan Reqiiest sent to 
other libraries 

b) Inter-Library Loan Requests received 
from other libraries 

c) Reference & Reader Service 



922 
753 



9,803 



Retrospective Reference and Reader Service 
1982 
1983 
1984 
1985 
1986 



6,510 
6,843 
5,908 
12,926 
12,589 



1987 Expenditures 

1987 Per Capita Expenditure 

Receipts transferred to Town Treasurer 



$297,594 

$16.53 

$1,629.02 



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Conservation Commission 



Through the past 24 years, the Wilminton Conservation Commission has been actively promoting the 
preservation of environmental quality and protection of valuable natural resources. During this time, state 
laws, rules and regulations and regulatory policies have undergone many changes. On Noven£er 1, 1987, new 
Wetland Protection Act Regulations took effect which serve to more strictly protect wetlands within our 
Commonwealth. 

In addition to wetlands protection, the Comrni ssion has endeavoed to undertake the planning necessary to 
preserve open space and passive recreation areas within the Community. In August, 1987, the Commission 
conqjleted a new Open Space and Recreation Plan for Wilmington. This document will enable the Town to pursue 
State grant monies for partial funding of land acquisitions. Additionally, the plan is meant to help direct 
activities associated with water resources, historic and cultural heritage, recreational opportunities, land 
management and ediication for five years. 

The seven member Conservation Commission meets twice monthly, on the first and third Wednesday, in Town 
Hall. Meetings are posted with the Town Clerk and are open to everyone. The Commission Office is in room 6 
at the Town Hall, is open five days a week from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and is staffed by a full-time 
administrator and part-time clerk. 

Currently, the Commission and/or staff, hold membership or participate in the: Massachusetts Association of 
Conservation Commissions, Conservation Law Foundation, Ipswich River Watershed Association, Massachusetts 
Audubon Society, Environmental Lobby of Massachusetts, and Massachusetts Society of Municipal Conservation 
Professionals. Representatives of the Conservation Commission are also active participants on the Local 
Emergency Planning Committee (lEPC) . 

Other projects the Canmission and staff are involved in include natural resource curriculum development for 
fourth and fifth graders, public education using local media, coordination with the Town affordable housing 
consultants and participating in META review processes for large development proposals. 

On behalf of the Town, the Conservation Administrator and Commission members gratefully acknowledge a gift 
of 21,457 square feet of land, in the Tracey Circle Subdivision, donated by Flintlock Realty Trust. Also, 
appreciated is the gift of time and energy from those who help to support the goals of the Conservation 
Commission. The Commission thanks Ginny Lemos for her diligent service in producing meeting minutes. Also, 
appreciation is extended to the other Boards and Departments for many instances of assistance in 1987. 

During the coming years, there may be others joining the "team" effort, through their participation with the 
soon to be formed Open Space Advisory Committee. We continue to encourage everyone in Town to play a role 
in our efforts by utilizing and enjoying our protected areas. 



STATISTICAL DATA 



Filing Fees Collected 

Public Hearings Held (including continuances) 

Notices of Non-Significance Issued 

Extension Permits Issued 

Enforcement Orders Issued 

Certificates of Compliance Issued 

Decisions Appealed (5-1 withdrawn) 

Site Inspections Conducted (By meiobers 8t staff) 

Notices of Intent Filed 



$1,275.00 



70 

3 
5 

24 

4 



1,447 
43 



DEQE FILE // 



APPLICAlSrr NAME/PROJECT NAME/TYPE 



STREET LOCATION 



MAP/PARCEL // 



DECISIOJ 



344-243 



-244 
-245 
-246 
-247 

248 



David Newhouse/Residential 
Ralph Newhouse/Residential 
Howland Development/Commercial 
Mark Nelson 8c John Gearth/Residential 
Wilmington Ballardvale Assoc. /Commercial 
Paul Butt/Hamilton Woods Subdivision/ 
Residential 



Mather Street 6/51 
Broad Street 67/3 



Order Issued 
Order Issued 
Order Issued 
Order Issued 
Order Issued 
Order Issued 



Ballardvale Street 3/54,54A,55 

Shawsheen Avenue 23 /lA 

Ballardvale Street R-2/23C 

Salem Street 96/4Z 



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DEQE FILE // APFLIGAOT NAME/PROJECT NAME/TYPE 



STREET LOCATION 



MAP/PARCEL // 



DECISIOJ 



3AA-249 Lawrence Foley/Residential 

-250 Flintlock Realty Tr. /Tracy Circle 

Subdivision/Residential 

-251 Baluster Realty Trust/Residential 

-252 Forest Terrace Realty Trust/Residential 

-253 Cranberry Estates Realty Trust/Residential 

-254 Cranberry Estates Realty Tirust/Residential 

-255 Ralph Newhouse/Residential 

-256 Baluster Realty Trust/Residential 

-257 Duffer Realty Trust/Garden of Eden 

Subdivis ion/Res idential 

-258 Frank Morgan/Commercial 

-259 James Palmer/Residential 

-260 Colonial Data Partners /Comaiercial 

-261 Ralph Newhouse/Residential 

-262 Michael Landers /Res idential 

-263 Northgate Healthcare/Nursing Home 

-264 Northeastern Development/Residential 

-265 Robert Gillis/Residential 

-266 Carol Wood/Residential 

-267 14 Jewel Drive Realty Trust/Commercial 

-268 Polyvinyl Chemical/Commercial 

-269 Wilmington 500 Realty Trust/Comnercial 

-270 Wilmington 600 Realty Trust/Ccmmercial 

-271 Northeast Real Estate, Inc. /Residential 

-272 F.D. Dewsnap Engineering/Commercial 

-273 Mark Nelson/Residential 
-274 Edward Callan Interests/Commercial 

-275 Northeaster Development/Commercial 
-276 Paul Butt & Norbert Sell/Hamilton Woods 

Subdivis ion/Res idential 
-277 Bruce 8c Marjorie MacDonald/Mill Road 

Estates Subdivision/Residential 
-278 Town of Wilmington/Wildwood Cemetery 

-279 Northeastern Development/Residential 
-280 Northeastern Development/Chestnut 

Estates II Subdivision/Residential 
-281 James Banda/Allenhurst Farm Subdivision/ 

Residential 
-282 James Palmer/Residential 
-283 Third Avenue Realty Trust/Shawsheen River 

Estates/Residential 
-284 Whitney Development/Residential 
-285 Whitney Development/Residential 

-286 Jay Tighe/Residential 
-287 Mediplex of Massachusetts, Inc./ 

Nursing Home 



Kilmarnock Street 


74/101 


Order Issued 


Wobum Street 


58/3 


Order Issued 


Wobum Street 


58/ 17A 


Order Issued 


Wabash Road 


8/28A k 31 


Order Issued 


Shawsheen Avenue 


33/44 


Denial 


Blanchard Road 


21/61 


Order Issued 


Houghton Road 


20/126 


Order Issued 


Littlewood Road 


8/90A 


Order Issued 


Chestnut Street 


2/23 


Order Issued 


• 

Main Street 


42/27 


Order Issued 


Palmer Way 


79/125 


Order Issued 


Main Street 


40/6, 6B, 9, 10 


Order Issued 


Salem Street 


90/ 3D 


Order Issued 


Railroad Avenue 


43/22 


Order Issued 


West Street 


73/51 


Pending 


Fairview Avenue 


41/88A 


Order Issued 


Boutwell Street 


19/31 


Order Issued 


Mystic Avenue 


78/1 


Order Issued 


Jewel Drive 


24/ 209A 


Order Issued 


Main Street 


39/8 8c 8A 


Order Issued 


Research Drive 


R-3/31,32,32A 


Order Issued 




45,46,47 




Research Drive 


R-3/31,31A,32, 


Order Issued 




32A 




Concord Road 


78/2A 


Order Issued 


Ballardvale Street 


R-2/23B 


Order Issued 


Adams Street 


50/P3A 


Order Issued 


West Street 


56/3A 


Denied 


Lowell Street 


72/2 


Order Issued 


Earles Row 


96/4Z 


Order Issued 


Mill Road 


15/11 


Order Issued 


Middlesex Avenue 


64/1 


Pending 


Wobum Street 


76/10-R 


Order Issued 


Butters Row 


28/U,4D 


Pending 


Wobum Street 


49/57 


Pending 


Palmer Way 


79/125B 


Order Issued 


Reed Street 


11/61 




Aldrich Road 


33/5 (c) 


Pending 


Aldrich Road 


33/5 (b) 


Pending 


Factory Street 


27/llB 


Pending 


Wobum Street 


57/66 


Pending 



Determinations of Applicability Requested 



Total Number 



13 



APPLICANT NAME/PROJECT NAIffi/TYPE 



STREET LOCATION MAP/PARCEL // 



Baluster Realty Tmst/Residential 
James Palmar /Res idential 
Fred Cain/Residential 
Franco Barletta/Residential 
Elm Square Builders/Residential 
Mark 8c Ada Peters/Residential 
Olin Chemical/Commercial 
Ronald Vigliotti/Residential 
Leland Jackson Jr. /Residential 
James Greer/Residential 
David Newhouse/Residential 
Erich Nitzsche/Residential 
Joseph Casey, Jr. /Residential 



Forest Street 
Palmer Way 
Clark Street 
Forest Street 
Douglas Avenue 
Middlesex Avenue 
Fames Street 
Patches Pond Lane 
Wildwood Street 
Wobum Street 
Faulkner Avenue 
Hobson Avenue 
Wobum Avenue 



8/90A 

79/125 

42/45B 

7/101 

79/llL\ 

42/59 

37/10 

29/llU 

63/2 

95/17A-H,J 

55/94A,94,95,94B 

44/21B 

59/16 



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Council on Aging 



The year 1987 was very productive for the Council on Aging under the chairmanship of Lillian Brown. With 
the Federal government's statistics informing us that by the year 2000, the elder population will be 
increasing 107% to 12°L of school age children. This years council as their predecessors are making plans. 
Several new social activity programs have been added tnis year to meet the growing needs of Wilmington elder 
residents . 

This year the council saw more and more of our seniors become victims of strokes, heart attacks, diabetes 
and other serious illnesses. We checked with other councils who had implemented a program of "Preventive 
Medicine". Our goal, as was theirs, was to find a way of making the seniors aware of dangerous levels of 
potassium, uric acid, cholesterol and sugar in their systems, which are the major factors leading to a fatal 
or disabling illness. The DT 60 Centrifuge System was recommended to us. We contacted the company and told 
them what we wanted it for, they donated their profit to it and sold it for cost. We received a donation 
from the Town of Wilmington Enployees Association and donations from the seniors themselves that paid for 
the cost of the machine. It was then donated to the Town and is set \sp in the Office of the Board of 
Health. It has been an excellent source of preventive medicine to the seniors and to many other residents 
who have utilized its services. 

This year we also added a Ceramic Class to our activity programs and donated Video Game to the game room. 
In our Outreach programs to the senior citizens we: 



Transported in our minibus to medical and all elderly related travel 7,600 

Daily meals were delivered to shut-ins for a total of 12,980 

Seniors served at the High School lunch site 5,115 

Seniors hours volunteered in Peer Support 9,279 

Telephone calls received into the center for assistance 7,781 

Special holiday shut-in dinners delivered to frail and disabled by volunteers 302 

Therapeutic socials were attended by 2,160 

Respite care services hours given to ill seniors 1,040 

Newspaper columns written 52 

Seniors entered the center for socialization, programs or help 18,291 

Applications for Fuel Assistance 159 

In meeting the needs of the elders we are very grateful for funding from the tax payers by approving our 
budget at the Annual Town Meeting, and the following: 

Coiiinunity Teamwork Inc. for paying for fuel, oil burner repairs, replacements 

and cleanings $139,750 

Minuteman Home Care Corporation for homemakers and cliore workers 136,411 

Department of Elder Affairs Grant 4,120 

Stoneham Visiting Nurse Association therapy and nursing services 11,350 

Mystic Valley Mental Health 12,550 

Somerville/Cambridge Legal Service 8,500 

Carpenters Union Local )/4l estimated value of removing unusable windows at the center 

and replacing them with new energy saving ones, estimated value 15,000 



In meeting our goal serving the elder we thank also the following for tlieir help: Town Manager, Buzz 
Stapczynski for all his help and guidance through the year, t-laintenance Department of Public Works, Police 
Department, Fire Department, Diamond Crystal Salt Company, Yum Yum Shop, The Plate Escape, Eaployees of 
Compugraphic and Digital Corporation, Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions and Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks, DECA, students, 
St. Thomas Church and Lucci Supermarket. To all who helped us in anyway make the lives of the Wilmington 
elder residents better in 1987, we extend our grateful tlianks. 



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Board of Appeals 



APPLICANT 



REASON PCK APPEAL 



Case 1-87 
Bradford J. 



To appeal tlie decision of the Building Inspector and to acquire 
variances from standard dimensional regulations (Table II, 
Section 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3) authorizing construction of a 
single family dwelling on a lot vd.th insufficient lot area, 
lot frontage and lot width for property located at Williams 
Avenue. 



Case 2-87 

Arthur J. Durante 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing construction of a twelve-foot hexagon Gazebo 
within the required reserve rear and side yard for property 
located at 294 Salem Street. 



Granted 



Case 3-87 
Michael McFeeters 



To obtain a special permit in accordance with section 5.3.4 of 
t±e Zoning By-Law authorizing a hammerhead lot for property 
located on 63 Salem Street. 



Case 4-87 To acquire a variance from Section 6.3.6.3 to authorize the 

Daniel P. Ristuccia construction of a free standing sign within the required 

front yard setback for property located at 190 Main Street. 



Granted 



Case 5-87 

Wtiitney Development 
Coa^any 

Case 6-87 

Wilmington Ballardvale 
Associates 

Case 7-87 

Wilmington Ballardvale 
Associates 



To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 5.3.4 Granted 
of the Zoning By-Law to authorize two hammerhead lots for 
property located on Aldrich Road. 

To acquire a special permit in accordance with Sections 6.4, Granted 
6.4.3 authorizing less than required off street parking spaces 
for property located at 266 and 274 Ballardvale Street. 

To obtain a variance authorizing less than required reserve side Granted 
yards and landscaping between two adjoining lots and to authorize 
a building permit for an addition to and existing building for 
property located at 266 and 274 Ballardvale Street. 



Case 8-87 

Wilmington Ballardvale 
Associates 



To obtain a variance authorizing a building permit for a building 
with less than required reserve side yard and an adjoining building 
with less than required reserve side yard for property located at 
266 and 274 Ballardvale Street. 



Case 9-87 

Owen Tegan Associates 



Case 10-87 
Steven Komenchuk 



Case 11-87 
John F. Lacey 



12-87 



Francis X. Carroll 



To acquire a variance frcm Section 6.3.5.1 authorizing the 
construction of a sign in excess of 120 square feet for 
property located at 240 Main Street. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations to 
allow an existing garage to remain within the required front 
yard for property located at 200 Salem Street. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing single family dwelling to remain as 
situated on a lot, property located at 194 Salem Street. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing single family dwelling to remain as 
situated on a lot, property located at 196 Salem Street. 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Case 13-87 
Colonial Data 
Partners 



To acquire a special permit in accordance with Section 6.4.3 
of the Zoning By-Law authorising less that the required off- 
street parking spaces and less than the required interior 
landscaping of parking area for an existing commercial building 
and a proposed addition to the building for property located 
at 35 Lowell Street. 



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APPLICANT 



REASON FOR APPEAL 



DECISION 



Case 14-87 
Colonial Data 
Partners 



Case 15-87 
Marshall Industries 



Case 16-87 
Robert Cheney 

Case 17-87 
Raymond Lepore 



Case 18-87 
Paul and Sarah 
Haught 

Case 19-87 
Anthony and Susan 
Tocci 

Case 20-87 
Anthony Cerra, Jr. 



Case 21-87 
Daniel Ristuccia 



Case 22-87 
Dennis Orso 



To acquire variances authorizing less than required front yard Granted 
setbacks and side yard setbacks for both an existing commercial 
building and an addition to the existing commercial building 
for property located at 35 Lowell Street. 

To acquire a special permit in accordance with Section 6.4 Granted 
for relief from Parking Regulations for property located at 
33 Upton Drive. 

To authorize the construction of a single family dwelling on a Granted 
lot having insufficient frontage and width, said lot located on 
Olney Avenue. 

To acquire a special permit in accordance with Section 6.1.1 Granted 
and Section 6.1.2.1 to allow a non-confonning use to continue 
and to authorize a building permit for the renovation of an 
existing bam for property located at 66 Adams Street. 

To acquire variance from Section 5.2.5 to allow an existing Granted 
structure to remain as situated within the required reserve 
rear yard for property located at 270 Burlington Avenue. 

To acquire a variance frcm Section 5.2.5 to allow an existing Granted 
shed to remain within the required reserve side yard for 
for property located at 6 Presidental Drive. 

To acquire a variance from Section 5.2.5 to allow an existing Granted 
shed to remain within the required reserve rear yard for 
property located at 20 Baker Street. 

To acquire a special permit as per Section 4.1.9 authorizing Granted 

accessory uses for a building and property located at 1 Benji 

Way in addition to its principal use as an ice skating rink, 

i.e. for Trade Shows, Antique Car Shows, Exhibitions, Sports 

Clinics, Hockey Camps, Training Seminars, for property located 

at 1 Benji Way. 

To acquire a variance authorizing the constnjction of an Granted 
addition with the required reserve side yard for property 
located at 2 Tomahawk Drive. 



Case 23-87 
Richard D. Langone 



To acquire a variance frcxn standard dimensional regulations to 
allow an existing dwelling to remain on a lot with insufficient 
lot width and front yard setback for property located on 1 Fenway 
Street. 



Case 24-87 
Richard D. Langone 



Case 25-87 
Charles Gullage 



Case 26-87 
Robert McSweeney 



Case 27-87 
Robert McSweeney 



Case 28-87 
Robert McSweeney 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations Granted 
authorizing the construction of a dwelling on a lot with 
insufficient frontage and lot width for property located on 
1 Fenway Street. 

To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 5.3.4 Granted 
of the Zoning By-Law to authorize a hammerhead lot for property 
with less than the required width of access located on Mill Road. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations Withdrawn 
to construct a single family dwelling on land having less 
than the required frontage, area and width with the dwelling 
having less tlian required front yard setback and sideyard 
setback for property located on Allston Avenue. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations Withdrawn 
to construct a single family dwelling on land having less 
than required frontage, area and width, on St. Paul Street. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations Withdrawn 
to construct a single faraily dwelling on land having less 
than required frontage, area and width for property located 
on St. Paul Street. 



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APPLICANT 



REASCW FOR. APPEAL 



DECISION 



Case 29-87 
Robert McSweeney 



Case 30-87 
Robert McSweeney 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to construct a single family dwelling on land having less 
than required frontage, area and width for property located 
on St. Paul Street. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to construct a single family dwelling on land having less 
than required frontage, area and width with the dwelling 
having less than the required side yard setbacks for property 
located on Jacobs Street. 



Withdrawn 



Case 31-87 
Robert McSweeney 



Case 32-87 
Peter DeGennaro 



Case 33-87 
Wilmington Builders 
Supply 

Case 34-87 



Sandra Lorgeree 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to consttTict a single family dwelling on land having less 
than required frontage, area and width with the dwelling having 
less than the required side yard setbacks for property located 
on Faulkner Avenue. 

To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 5.3.4 
of the Zoning By-Law to authorize a hammerhead lot for 
property designated as Lot 2, Wabash Road. 

To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 6.1.2.2 
authorizing an alteration and extension of a nonconforming use 
for property located at 334 Main Street. 

To acquire a variance frcxa standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of additions within the required 
reserve front and side yards for property located at Dayton 
Road. 



Withdrawn 



Granted 



Granted 



Case 35-87 To obtain a special permit under Section 4.1.3 authorizing a 

Christopher O'Keefe home occupation to be conducted, property located at 311 

Middlesex Avenue. 



Denies 



Case 36-87 
Albert J. Spada 



To acquire a variance frcan standard dimensional regulations to 
allow an existing dwelling to remain on a lot with less than 
required area and to allow the creation of two new lots, one 
witii less than the required area and width and one with less 
than the required area, width and frontage for property located 
on 333 Chestnut Street. 



Withdrawn 



Case 37-87 
William FfcCormick 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing structure to remain on a lot with in- 
sufficient frontage and lot width for property located on 
Kilmarnock Street. 



Case 38-87 
William McCormick 



Case 39-87 
William McCormick 



Case 40-87 
Fourth or~July 
Committee 

Case 41-87 



Roy Crane 

(Boy Scouts of America) 

Case 42-87 

James V. DeCarolis 



Case 43-8 7 
Robert C 



Scott 



To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 5.3.4 
of the Zoning By-Law to authorize a Hammerhead lot for 
property located on Kilmarnock Street (Lot 2) . 

To acqxiire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
Section 5.2.2 and 5.2.3 authorizing a lot with less than 
required frontage and lot width for property located an 
Kilmarnock Street (Lot 3). 

To acquire a special permit in accordance with Section 4.1.9 
authorizing a carnival to be held in the parking lot of 
Wilmington High School, Church Street. 

To acquire a special permit in accordance with Section 4.1.9 
authorizing a carnival to be held on the grounds of St. 
Dorottty's Church, Main and Hamden Street. 

To appeal the decision of the Building Inspector regarding 
denial of a building permit for a lot with insufficient 
frontage and area (Section 5 Table II, Section 5.3.2 — 
M.G.L.A. Chapter 4QA, Section 6 Chapter 438 (Acts of 1969). 

To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 5.3.4 
of the Zoning By-Law to authorize a Hammerhead Lot for 
property located on Douglas Avenue. 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Denied 



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APPLICANT 



REASON FXm APPEAL 



DECISICW 



Case 44-87 
George L. Barboza 



To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional regulations 
and Section 5 of the Zoning By-Law authorizing the construction 
of a garage within a required reserved front yard for property 
located at 27 Roosevelt Road. 



Granted 



Case 45-87 
Dennis h. Margaret 
Kane 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
Section 5.2.5 to allow an existing pool and shed to remain 
as situated within the required side and rear yard for 
property located at 40 Hanover Street. 



Granted 



Case 46-87 

Paul 8t Jane Lyman 



To authorize the location of an existing single-family house 
and detached garage within the required reserve front and 
side yards of a lot adjoining a separate lot of the applicants 
which they desire to convey located at 86 Lowell Street 



Granted 



Case 47-87 
Stephen W. Strong 



To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 5.3.4 of 
the Zoning By-Law authorizing a Hammerhead lot for property 
located on 236 Chestnut Street. 



Granted 



Case 48-87 
Cutler Associates 



To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 4.1.7.3 
authorizing the use of trailers for a period to exceed three 
months for property located at 266 Ballardvale Street. 



Granted 



Case 49-87 

Henry k Janet Gilhooly 



To acquire a variance to subdivide a parcel of land into two 
lots, allowing an existing house to remain on one lot and to 
create a second lot with insufficient frontage and lot width 
property located at 29 Lake Street. 



Granted 



Case 50-87 
Jay Tighe 



Case 51-87 
Jay Tighe 



To acquire a variance from section 6.3.5.3 (Free Standing Sign) 
authorizing a sign to be erected with greater than 50 square 
feet of display area at property located on t'lain Street. 

To obtain a special permit in accordance with section 5.3.4 of 
the Zoning By-Law authorizing a Hammerhead lot for property 
located on Shawsheen Avenue. 



Granted 



Case 52-87 
Jay Tighe 



To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 6.2.4.2 
(Flood Plain District) authorizing work (Constructing new 
dwellings) with a Flood Plain for property located on 
Shawsheen Avenue. 



Pending 



Case 53-87 
Colon Dunbar 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
Section 5.2.2 and Section 5.2.3 to sub-divide a parcel of 
land into two lots each with insufficient frontage and lot 
width for property located on Grove Avenue. 



Case 54-87 To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 

William and Beverly Section 5.2.5 authorizing the construction of a swimming 

Zambemardi pool within the required reserve side yard for property 

located at 26 Ballardvale Street. 



Granted 



Case 55-87 
Jay Tighe 



To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 6.2.4.2 
(Flood Plain District) authorizing work (Constructing new 
dwelling) within the Flood Plain for property located on 
Blanchard Road. 



Granted 



Case 56-87 To obtain a special permit in accordance with Table I and 

Daniel k Dawn Ballou Section 3.3.2 to convert a single family dwelling to a two- 

family dwelling both dwelling units to be occupied by owners 
and hy owners' parents for property located at 194 Wobum Street. 



Granted 



Case 57-87 To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 

Fred 8c Maryann Cain authorizing construction of a single family dwelling within 

the required reserve side yard for property located at 29R 

Clark Street. 



Granted 



Case 58-87 
Jane Vivona 



To acquire a special permit in accordance witli Section 3.4.5 
to allow the operation of a nursery school at property located 
on 4 Tomahawk Drive. 



Withdrawn 



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APPLICANT 



REASON FOR APPEAL 



DECISION 



Case 59-87 
Ritchie Lawrence 



Case 60-87 

James and Margaret 

Gillis 



To acquire a special permit in accordance with Section 6.1.2.2 
authorizing an alteration and extension of a nonconforming 
single family dwelling, property located at 21 Nassau Avenue. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a single family dwelling on 
a lot with insufficient area, frontage and width for property 
located at 120 Federal Street. 



Granted 



Granted 



Case 61-87 
Florence Balkus 



Case 62-87 
Warren Prince 



To acqiaire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a single family dwelling on 
a lot with insufficient area, frontage and width and also 
within the required reserve front yard and side yard set- 
backs for property located at 668 Wobum Street. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing an existing porch to remain as situated within 
the required reserve side yard for property located at 180 
Taft Road. 



Case 63-87 

Edwin J. Townsend 



To acquire a variance from section 6.4.2.4 of the Zoning 
By-Law authorizing less than requires 10' from the lot line 
for pavement land to allow the entrance to be wider than 
the maximum 30' allowed for property located at 815 Wobum 
Street. 



Granted 



Case 64-87 
Robert McSweeney 



Case 65-87 
Robert McSweeney 



Case 66-87 
Robert McSweeney 



Case 67-87 
Robert McSweeney 



Case 68-87 
Robert McSweeney 



Case 69-87 
Northeast Real 
Estate, Inc. 

Case 70-87 
Chester H. Hall 



Case 70A-87 
John LaBossiere 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a single family dwelling on 
a lot with irisufficient frontage, area and width and to 
authorize the construction of the dwelling within the required 
reserve side yard for property located at Fairfield Road. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a single family dwelling on 
a lot with insufficient frontage, area and width and to 
authorize the construction of the dwelling within the required 
reserve side yard for property located at Faulkner Avernoe. 

To acquire a variance frcm standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a single family dwelling on 
a lot with insufficient frontage, area and width and to 
authorize the construction of the dwelling within the required 
reserve side yard for property located at Jacobs Street. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a single fami ly dwelling on 
a lot with insufficient frontage, area and width and to 
authorize the construction of the dwelling within the required 
reserve side yard for property located at Allston Avenue. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the constiruction of a single family dwelling on 
a lot with insufficient frontage, area and width and to 
authorize the construction of the dwelling with the required 
reserve side yard for property located at Faulkner Avenue. 

To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 5.3.4 of 
the Zoning By-Law to authorize a Hammerhead lot for property 
located on Concord Street. 

To acquire a variance from Section 5 (Standard Dimensional 
Regulations) authorizing the division of a parcel of land 
into two lots, both having insufficient width and one having 
insufficient frontage for property located on Summer Street. 

To authorize the location of an existing single family dwelling 
within the required reserved front yard for a lot located on 
Adelman Road. 



Denied 



Denied 



Denied 



Granted 



Granted 



Case 71-87 
James Babineau 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow the construction of an addition within the required 
reserve side yard for property located at 88 McDonald Road. 



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APPLICANT 



REASC^ FCR APPEAL 



DECISION 



Case 72-87 
Stephen Marshall 



To acquire a variance from staiidard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing shed and porch to remain for property 
located at 2 Martens Street. 



Granted 



Case 73-87 
Development Realty 
Trust 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing house to remain for property located 
at 31 Atlantic Avenue. 



Granted 



Case 74-87 
Richard Coccmile 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing an existing shed to be reconstructed within the 
side and rear side yards for property located at 94 Glen Road. 



Granted 



Case 75-87 To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 6.4.3 

Analog Devices, Inc. of the Zoning By-Law authorizing less than the required 

parking spaces for property located at 804 Wobum Street. 



Granted 



Case 76-87 
David Callan 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a single family dwelling 
within the required reserve front yard on a lot having 
insufficient frontage, width and area for property located 
on Brattle Street. 



Granted 



Case 77-87 
Daniel Abbott 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing pool and shed to remain as situated for 
property located at 7 Cedarcrest Road. 



Granted 



Case 78-87 
Leonard Chase 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing pool to remain within tlie required 
reserve side yard setback for property located at 11 Crest 
Avenue . 



Granted 



Case 79-87 
Robert Surran 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing deck to remain within the required 
reserve side yard setback for property located at 13 Crest 
Avenvie. 



Granted 



Case 80-87 
Mediplex Group Inc. 



To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 3.4.6 
of the Wilmington Zoning By-Law authorizing a nursing home 
in a residential district, and to obtain a special permit 
in accordance with Sectin 6.4.3 authorizing less than the 
required number of off-street parking spaces for property 
located at 764 Wobum Street. 



Granted 



Case 81-87 To acquire a special permit to construct a Nursing Hone in 

Northgate Healthcare and R20 Residential Zone in accordance with Wilmington Zoning 

By-law, Section 3.4.6 on real estate located on West Street. 



Granted 



Case 82-87 
Sharon Breault 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a breezeway and a two-car 
garage within the required reserve side yard for property 
locate at Bay Street. 



Granted 



Case 83-87 
Craig Newhouse 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing deck to remain with the required 
reserve side yard for property located at 51 Nassau Avenue. 



Case 84-87 
Richard Gore 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing shed to remain within the required 
reserve side yard for property located at 51 Salem Street. 



Case 85-87 
Philip and Sandra 
Murphy 



To appeal the decision of the Building Inspector to allow 
the constnaction of a single family dwelling on a pre- 
existing lot held in separate ownership with less than 
required frontage, area, width and side yard setbacks, and 
in the alternative to obtain a variance authorizing a 
Building Permit on a lot with less than the required area, 
frontage, width and side yard setbacks for property located 
on Adelman Road. 



Pending 



Case 86-87 
Anthony Colucci 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a garage within the required 
reserve side yard property located at Shady Lane Drive. 



Granted 



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REASON FOR APPEAL 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a single family dwelling on 
a lot with insufficient frontage, width and lot area for 
property located at Liberty Avenue. 



Granted 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a utility shed within the 
required reserve side yard for property located at 100 Clark 
Street. 



Granted 



To acquire a variance authorizing the subdivision of a parcel 
of land into two nonconforming lots each with insufficient 
frontage and lot width for property located at 17 Dadant Drive. 



Denied 



To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 5.3.4 

of the Zoning By-Law to authorize a Hammerhead lot for property 

located on Salem Street. 



Granted 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a garage within the required 
reserve side yard for property located at 24 North Street. 

To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 5.3.4 
of the Zoning By-Law to authorize a Hammerhead lot for property 
located on 56 Chestnut Street. 



Granted 



Granted 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of an addition within the 
required side and front yards for property located at 7 
Sheridan Road. 



Granted 



To acquire a variance frcm standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of an addition within the required 
reserve side and rear yards for property located at 53 
Washington Avenue. 



Granted 



To acquire a variance frcan standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a garage within the required 
reserve front yard for property located at 6 Mackey Road. 



Granted 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow existing structures (sheds) to remain as situated 
within the required reserve side and rear sidelines, for 
property located at 14 Gunderson Road. 



Granted 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing structure to remain as situated within 
the required reserve side yard for propeirty located at 10 
Mystic Avenue. 



Granted 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a building within the 
required reserve rear yard for property located at 14 Jewel 
Drive. 



Withdrawn 



To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 6.4.3 
authorizing less than the required number of parking spaces 
for property located at 14 Jewel Drive. 



Withdrawn 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a single family dwelling on 
a lot with insufficient lot width and within the required 
front yard for property located on Auburn Avenue. 



Granted 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a single f ami ly dwelling on 
a lot with insufficient width and within the required front 
yard for property located on Auburn Avenue. 



Granted 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a bam larger than allowed 
under zoning, property located on 18 Mystic Avenue. 



Granted 



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APFLIGAIOT 



REASON FOR APPEAL 



DECISION 



Case 103-87 
Carolyn Wood 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of an addition within the 
required reserve side yard, property located on 18 Mystic 
Avenue . 



Case 104-87 
Joseph Handrahan 



To acquire a variance from the Zoning By-Law authorizing 
a lot with an existing dwelling located in part within 
the required reserved side yard for property located at 
307 Salem Street. 



Granted 



Case 105-87 
Clifford McDonald 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a single family dwelling on 
a lot with insufficient area, width and frontage, property 
located on Dartmouth Avenue. 



Withdrawn 



Case 106-87 
Stephen Blouin 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing house and deck to remain as situated 
on the lot for property located at 136 Grove Avenue. 



Pending 



Case 107-87 
Wilmington Arena 



Case 108-87 
Al Babineau 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing building to remain within the required 
reserve side yard for property located at 190 Main Street 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing foundation to remain with the required 
reserve side yard for property located on Fall Street. 



Granted 



Granted 



Case 109-87 To acquire a special permit in accordance with Section 3.6.5 

Polyvinyl Chemicals to allow the construction of a storage and utilities building 

to replace eight steel shipping containers currently in use 
for storage for property located at 730 Main Street. 



Granted 



Case 110-87 
Milton 8c Barbara 
Calder 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a dwelling on a second lot 
with less than required lot area, frontage and width for 
property located on 14 Hobson Avenue. 



Granted 



Case 111-87 
Joseph Donate 



Case 112-87 
Jay Tighe 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations Granted 
to allow two sheds to remain as situated on the lot for 
property located at 137 Salem Street. 

To acquire a Con5)rehensive Permit under Massachusetts General Pending 
Laws Chapter 40B, Section 21, allowing construction of a 384 
unit housing development (Shawsheen River Estates) on 
property located on Hopkins Street. 



Case 113-87 
14 Jewel Drive 
Realty Trust 



To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 6.4.1.1 
authorizing less than the required number of parking spaces 
for property located at 14 Jewel Drive. 



Withdrawn 



Case 114-87 
14 Jewel Drive 
Realty Trust 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a building within the 
required reserve rear yard for property located at 14 Jewel 
Drive. 



Withdrawn 



Case 115-87 
James and Ann 
Donovan 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to subdivide a conforming lot and create a nonconforming 
lot with insufficient lot width for property located at 118 
Andover Street. 



Granted 



Case 116-87 
I-Iark A. Smith 



To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 5.3.4 
of the Zoning By-Law to authorize a Hammerhead lot for 
property located on Bridge Lane. 



Granted 



Case 117-87 
Mark A. Smith 



To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 5.3.4 
of the Zoning By-Law to authorize a Hammerhead lot for 
property located on Bridge Lane. 



Granted 



Case 118-87 
Inez Thaxter 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a garage and breezeway within 
the required reserve side yard for property located at 523 
Shawsheen Avenue. 



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APPLICANT 



REASON FOR APPEAL 



DECISICW 



Case 119-87 
Alexander and Pamela 
Davison 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of an addition within the 
required reserve side yard for property located at 8 Brand 
Avenue . 



Granted 



Case 120-87 
Raymond C. Forest 



Case 121-87 
Walter J. Bristol , 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing an existing deck to remain within the required 
side and rear yard for property located at 5 Hobson Avenue. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of an addition within the 
required reserve side yard setback for property located at 
402 Shawsheen Avenue. 



Granted 



Case 122-87 
Richard and Louise 



Case 123-87 
Michael Sinacola 



To subdivide a conforming parcel and create a lot with 
insufficient lot area, lot frontage and lot width and to 
acquire a variance authorizing the constructin of a single 
family home within the required reserve front yard setback 
for property located at 224 Shawsheen Avenue. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing pool to remain as situated within the 
required reserve side yard for property located at 25 Bumap 
Street. 



Granted 



Case 124-87 
Ethel Robson 



Case 125-87 

Northeastern 

Development 

Case 126-87 
Jill Jewell 



Case 127-87 
Richard and Janet 
Borseti 

Case 128-87 
Maria Capachietti 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing shed to remain as situated within the 
required reserve side yard for property located at 17 
Hatiiaway Road. 

To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 5.3.4 
of the Zoning By-Law to authorize a Hammerhead lot for 
property located on Apple Tree Lane. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a shed within the required 
reserve rear yard for property located at 767 Wobum Street. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a garage within the required 
reserve side yard for property located at 4 Clorinda Road. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing dwelling to remain on a lot having 
insufficient area, width and frontage for property located 
at 3 Miles Street. 



Denied 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Case 129-87 
Maria Capachietti 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing dwelling to remain on a lot having 
insufficient area, and width for property located at Dewey 
Avenue. 



Granted 



Case 130-87 
Evergreen Realty 
Trust 



Case 131-87 
Richard Medeiros 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a single-family dwelling on 
a lot having insufficient frontage for property located on 
Norfolk Avenue. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the extension of an existing porch within the 
required reserve side yard for property located at 9 Wicks 
Circle. 



Granted 



Granted 



Case 132-87 
David Hanley 



Case 133-87 
Federal Realty 
Trust 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing house to remain as situated on the lot, 
property located at Dunton Road. 

To acquire a variance frcm standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing structure to remain on a lot with 
insufficient width and within a required reserve front yard, 
property located on Wobum Street. 



Granted 



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APPLICAOT 



REASON FOR APPEAL 



DECISION 



Case 134-87 
Jeanette Valente 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing shed to remain vd.thin the required 
reserve side and rear yard, property located at 6 Oakridge 
Circle. 



Granted 



Case 135-87 
Clifford McDonald 



To acquire a variance frcm standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a single family dwelling on 
a lot with insufficient area and width for property located 
on Dartmouth Avenue. 



Granted 



Case 136-87 
Peter and Jeanne 
DaMore 

Case 137-87 
Dynamics Research 
Corporation 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a garage within the required 
side yard for property located at 9 Presidential Drive. 

To acquire a variance from Section 6.3.5.1 of the Zoning 
By-Law to allow the erection of a sign which exceeds the 
maximum allowable square footage for property located at 
100 Fordham Road. 



Granted 



Case 138-87 
Thomas J. Coba 



Case 139-87 

Allenhurst Development 
Corporation 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing deck to remain within the required 
reserve rear yard. 

To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 
5.3.4 of the Zoning By-Law to authorize a Hammerhead 
Lot for property located on Lot 5 Allenhurst Way. 



Granted 



Granted 



Case 140-87 

Allenhurst Development 
Corporation 

Case 141-87 

Allenhurst Development 
Corporation 



To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 
5.3.4 of the Zoning By-Law to authorize a Hammerhead 
Lot for property located on Lot 6 Allenhurst Way. 

To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 
5.3.4 of the Zoning By-Law to authorize a Hammerhead 
Lot for property located on Lot 11 Allenhurst Way. 



Granted 



Case 142-87 

Allenhurst Development 
Corporation 



To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 
5.3.4 of the Zoning By-Law to authorize a Hanmerhead 
Lot for property located on Lot 10 Allenhurst Way. 



Granted 



Case 143-87 
Isabelle Cassidy 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow the construction of a single family dwelling on 
a lot with insufficient area property located on Swain Road. 



Withdrawn 



Case 144-87 
Francis Campbell 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow the construction of a single family dwelling on a 
lot with insufficient area, frontage and width property 
located on Wightman Road. 



Case 145-87 
Daniel J. Maloney 



Case 146-87 
David DeVellis 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow the construction of a garage within the required 
reserve side yard, property located at 13 Roosevelt Road. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing garage to remain as situated on the 
lot within the reserve side yard, for property located at 
42 Marion Street. 



Granted 



Granted 



Case 147-87 
Charles Doucette 



Case 148-87 
William Troy 



To obtain a special permit to allow the extension of non- Pending 

confornoing uses in accordance with Section 4.1 which allows 

accessory uses in all districts on the same lot with the 

principal use and on any lot(s) abutting thereto or directly 

across the street therefrcsn in the same ownership and the same 

zoning district for property located on Main Street. 

To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations Granted 
to allow an existing dwelling to be moved on the same non- 
conforming lot to be located within the required reserve 
front and side yard setbacks for property located on 
Roosevelt Road. 



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APPLICANT 



REASON FDR APPEAL 



DECISION 



Case 149-87 
James Johnson 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a single family dwelling 
on a lot vd-th insufficient area, frontage and width for 
property located at 296 Burlington Avenue. 



Case 150-87 
John Berube 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of an addition within the 
required reserve rear yard setback property located at 9 
Jacobs Street. 



Case 151-87 
Francesco Antico 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow an existing dwelling to remain on a lot with 
insufficient area and depth and within the required reserve 
front and side yard setback property located on Sheldon 
Avenue. 



Case 152-87 
Joseph DeAngelis 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
to allow the construction of an addition within the required 
reserve side yard for property located on 3 Nickerson Avenue. 



Case 153-87 
William Martin 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing the construction of a single family dwelling on 
a lot having insufficient frontage, area and width for 
property located at 25 Dunton Road. 



Case 154-87 
Peter Samaris 



To acquire a variance from standard dimensional regulations 
authorizing parking spaces to be located within the required 
reserve side yard setback for property located at 229 Andover 
Street. 



Case 155-87 
Peter Samaris 



To obtain a special permit in accordance with Section 6.4.3 
authorizing less than the required number of parking spaces 
for property located at 229 Andover Street. 



Case 155A-87 
Paul Maggio 



To acquire a variance authorizing the construction of 
a two-car garage within the required reserve front yard 
setback, property located on 5 Cowing Road. 



Case 156-87 To acquire a variance authorizing two existing sheds to 

Michael and Deborah remain as situated within the required reserve side yard 

Thomas setbacks for property located at 2 Federal Street. 



Case 157-87 
Ken Allaby 



To acquire a special permit in accordance with Section 3.3.2 
authorizing a dwelling conversion for property located at 
65 Glen Road. 



Case 158-87 
Dorothy E. Capozzi 



Case 159-87 
Stephen and Cynthia 
Noonan 



To acquire a variance to authorize, confirm and replicate a 
previously granted variance dated July 23, 1985 (Case ^]o. 75- 
83 and Case No. 149-86) authorizing the applicant to divide 
the premises into three lots, one lot with less than required 
area and two lots with less than required frontage and width, 
property located at 190 Chestnut Street. 

To acquire a special permit authorizing a hammerhead lot, and 
a variance authorizing the subdivision of applicant's land 
into two lots, one with less than required frontage and width 
and the required reserve side yard for an existing dwelling, 
and with less than required area for a lot located in two 
residential districts. 



Official Map Cases 1987 

S-1-87 To construct a single family dwelling on land not shown 

Ralph E. Newhouse or made part of the Official Map on a way known as 

Robin Way. 

S-2-87 On a way known as Olney Avenue 

Robert Cheney 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Gratned 



Gratned 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



Withdrawn 



Granted 



Granted 



Granted 



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S-3-87 - S-27-87 
Ohio Realty Trust 

S-28-87 
Dave Hanley 

S-29-87 

Richard D. Langone 
S-30-8 7 

Robert McSweeney 
S-31-8 7 

Robert ^fcSv)eeney 
S-32-87 

Robert McSweeney 
S-33-87 



Peter DeGennaro 
S-34-87 

Peter DeGennaro 
S-35-87 

Ralph E. Newhouse 

S-36-87 
Jay Tighe 

S-37-87 
Jay Tighe 

S-38-87 
Jay Tighe 

S-39-87 
Jay Tighe 

S-40-87 

Dennis P. Rooney 
S-41-87 

Robert McSweeney 
S-42-87 

Robert J. Regan 
S-43-87 

John Labossiere 
S-A4-87 

Philip and Sandra 
Murphy 

S-45-87 

Bear Realty Trust 

S-46-87 
Mark Nelson 

S-47-87 
Mark Nelson 

S-48-87 
Paul Zanotti 

S-49-87 
Michael Welch 



S-50-87 

Baluster Realty Trust 



On a way known as Ohio Street 
On a way known as Dunton Road 
On a way known as Fenway Street 
On a way known as St. Paul Street 
On a way known as St. Paul Street 
On a way known as St. Paul Street 
On a way known as Wabash Road 
On a way known as Wabash Road 
On a way known as Newbem Avenue 
On a way known as Blanchard Road 
On a way known as Blanchard Road 
On a way known as Blanchard Road 
On a way known as Blanchard Road 
On a way known as Naple Street 
On a way known as St. Paul Street 
On a way known as Blanchard Road 
On a way known as Adelman Road 
On a way known as Adelman Road 

On a way known as Everett Avenue 
On a way known as Fourth Avenue 
On a way known as Albany Street 

On a way known as Buckingham Street and Daniels Drive 
On a way known as Pearl Court 
On a way known as Dunmore Street 



Withdrawn 

Granted 

Granted 

Withdrawn 

Withdrawn 

Withdrawn 

Granted 

Granted 

Granted 

Granted 

Granted 

Granted 

Granted 

Granted 

Granted 

Granted 

Granted 

Granted 

Granted 
Granted 
Granted 
Granted 
Granted 
Granted 



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On a way known as Dunmore Street 
On a way known as Auburn Avenue 
On a way known as Auburn Avenue 
On a way known as Dartmouth Avenue 
On a way known as Houghton Road 
On a way known as Houghton Road 
On a way known as Haywood Street 
On a way known as Woods ide Avenue 
On a way known as Ohio Street 
On a way known as McDonald Road 
On a way known as Dewey Avenue 
On a way known as Norfolk Avenue 
On a way known as Dartmouth Avenue 
On a way known as Plymouth Avenue 
On a way known as Taplin Avenue 
On a way known as Taplin Avenue 
On a way known as Third Avenue 
On a way known as Swain Etoad 



Granted 

Granted 

Granted 

Withdrawn 

Granted 

Granted 

Granted 

Granted 

Granted 

Granted 

Granted 

Granted 

Granted 

Granted 

Granted 

Granted 

Pending 

Granted 



SUMMARY 

187 - Granted 

46 - Withdrawn 
7 - Pending 

12 - Denied 
151 - TOTAL GASES FOR 1987 



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Council For The Arts 



This was an exciting and busy year for members of the Arts Council. The advent of the Arts Center in the 
old Town Hall is a dream come true for these volunteers. Ideas, hopes and plans now have a chance of 
becoming realities. Monies granted the Arts Council by the Massachusetts Acts Lottery Council have been 
instrumental in the preparation of the Center and some of its programs. Members are also grateful for a 
generous donation from the Lions Club. Other have helped by giving furniture, equipment, labor and 
encouragement . 

Although progressing slowly, various programs have been undertaken. The Council sponsored its first class, 
oil painting. Two semesters of art -oriented classes plus a summer school were offered by the Wilmington 
Community Schools, Inc. at the Center. The Sweet Adelines and a folk music group practice here. Bus trips 
to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Gardner Museum originating at the Center were sponsored. 

In order to be better prepared to carry on the ever-changing business of the Council, several members 
attended workshops in Haverhill and Framingham, Massachusetts. These State sponsored workshops are made 
available through the State Arts lottery Council as well as the Humanities Appreciation Day held at the 
State House. 1988 has many more workshops in store for the local Council, sponsored by the State Arts 
Lottery. 

Although the focus this year has been the preparation of the Arts Center building for continuing programs, 
classes, demonstrations and exhibits, members continued to work hard to distribute wisely and fairly the 
money allotted the Town by the Massachusetts Arts Lottery, for the purpose of furthering the enjoyment of 
culture activities in the community, ^plications for grants have increased in number making their approval 
much more selective and difficult. The spring and fall cycles of the allocations were distributed to four 
Wilminton High School Graduates as scholarships to twelve students attending a Boston Youth Synphony 
Orchestra summer school and to help Jeffrey Murphy defray cost of a performing tour of Japan with the 
Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. Materials to build modular sets by the High School, the purchase 
of a pass to the Museum of Fine Arts by the Wilmington Public Library and the authoring of a book by Tina 
Prentiss are other projects funded this year. 

Money was also granted through the Performing Arts Students Series (PASS) a fund which enabled several 
classes to attend performances of "Pinocchio", "Diary of Anne Frank", "Animal Crackers", "Romeo and Juliet" 
and "Amadeus". 

Another successful Art Exhibit and Craft Festival brought enjoyment to many who attended during the July 4th 
festivities. The John D. Brooks Memorial Award was received by Rita Strow who, ironically entered a 
portrait of Mr. Brooks. Joanne Gargans' "Freshly Fallen Snow" was voted the Most Popular of the show. The 
public was invited to an open house of the Arts Center in November to view the progress of the Arts Council 
and the Center. An exhibit of paintings was advantageously displayed on the newly painted walls of the 
foyer and ceramics, photographs, jewelry and high school art were slxjwn in other rooms. A program of music 
and drama was provided by high school students and refreshments served. 

Officers of the Wilmington Council for the Arts are: Chairperson, Edith Michelson; Recording Secretary, 
Evelyn Choate; Treasurer, Anne Buzzell; and Corresponding Secretary/Publicity, Liz White. 

Members of the Arts Council gratefully acknowledge the support of the Town Manager, Board of Selectmen and 
Townspeople in helping to make this a most successful and memorable year. 



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Metropolitan Area Planning Council 



Wilmington is a valued member of t±ie Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) , the regional planning agency 
for 101 cities and towns in the greater Boston region. The Council provides planning services in the areas 
of land use, economic development, housing, transportation and environmental quality to Wilmington and other 
meoaber communities. 

In 1987, Wilmington received MAPC assistance with the production of a computer-digitized land-use map for 
use by local planning officials. 

Several other regional projects were produced by the Council for Wilmington and neighboring communities to 
promote sound planning activities. These projects included several how-to-manuals , such as The Catalog of 
Techniques for Preserving Housing Affordability , a compilation of methods that towns may consider 
implementing to preserve affordable housing stock; and The Growth Management Catalog , an easy-to use 
reference book that describes more than 40 tecliniques , regulations, programs and services for managing 
growth. 

The Coxoncil also ccsi5)iled and developed the MAPC 1987 Sites Survey Update , which is a conplete, current 
listing of vacant commercial and industrial sites in the MAPC region. The survey is a useful planning tool 
for anticipating or promoting locations for new development. 

Several transportation projects were also completed by lAAPC to help Wilmington and other communities address 
local traffic concerns. MAPC's Pavement Management Forecasting Model software was created to help highway 
superintendents improve methods for analyzing road reconstruction and maintenance needs in order to more 
efficiently plan and expend local roadway budgets. MAPC has also assisted the Town in the review of the 
Route 129/62 Town Center Project, so as to ensure the necessary technical expertise for the community. 

Other Council functions include review and comment on projects and programs affecting the region, 
publications, forums and legislative initiatives to facilitate better planning. 



Housing Authority 



The Wilmington Housing Authority's efforts to provide additional units of affordable housing in town has 
become a reality in 1987. The development and construction of the eight scattered sites, single-family 
houses started in late Spring and were completed in November. These 'modular" homes were the first in state 
housing, and will be used as a model for the State. 

First review designs have been cou5)leted and presented to the Executive Office of Community Developement in 
December for the new 32 unit elderly complex. The new elderly housing will have two totally accessible 
handicap units, and the renovation of the present community hall at Detning Way will also be made handicap 
accessible as part of the extensive modernization of the office, laundry, kitchen, restroons and maintenance 
building. These plans are currently being reviewed and the WHA is hopeful that they will go out to bid in 
late spring with consttMction commencing in late summer, 1988. 

The Phase II Modernization Program for the 40 units of elderly housing at Deming Way commenced in August 
with expected completion the end of January. The WHA extends their thanks to the Tenant Coordinator Betty 
Keough for her time before and during the renovation of these units, which has proven to be a challenge for 
her as well as the tenants. The construction of the new sewer line and tie into Deming Way has been 
completed, which will alleviate the chronic septic problems experienced by the WHA in the past. 

The WHA board members remained the same as in the previous year, with Chairman Kevin McMillan, Vice-Chairman 
William Strob, Secretary Warren Newhouse, Treasurer Elaine Hachey and Assistant Treasurer Dan Gillis. 

The WHA experienced with regret the resignation of their Executive Director Lilliam Buckley and 
Administrative Assistant Helen Phillips this past year. We would like to thank them for their efforts and 
expertise for tlie snxjoth and efficient operation of the WHA and wish them well in their new ventures. We 
extend a welcome to our new Executive Director Ella Belmore and Administrative Assistant Phyllis Tumsaroch. 

1987 has proven to be a challenging year and 1988 should be even more so as we move into the construction 
stages for the 32 unit elderly coa5)lex and additional modernization. 



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Water & Sewer Department 



WATER. 

Bids were received for the Edmund H. Sargent Water Treatement Plant in North WiLmington. The low bid was 
$4.9 million. Bids for the connecting water mains will be received in 1988. The State will be providing 
the Town with a grant of approximately $2.8 million. A Ground Breaking Ceremony was held on June 6, 1987. 
It is expected that the plant will be put into service in early 1989. 

An aquifer study was initiated to define the Town's aquifer and tlie recharge areas around our wells. 

Inspections were made on our two existing standpipes. Maintenance work will be needed at the Nassau Avenue 
tank in 1988. 

An engineer was hired to undertake a "Water Master Plan Study". In addition, we authorized the design of a 
new 3 million gallon storage tank to be located in the Town Forest in North Wilmington. 

The granular activated carbon at the Butters Row Water Treatment Plant was replaced at a cost of $41,000. 

Water rates were increased on July 1, 1987 to finance the bond payments for the new water treatment plant. 
This was the first rate increase since 1979. Future rate increases can be expected for future capital 
expenditures as well as increased operating costs. 

New regulations were adopted requiring the submission of a Water Inpact Report for any development that 
exceeds 40,009 gallon per day of water usage. This report will be used to determine the effect the 
development will have on the Town's water system. 

Automatic underground sprinkler irrigation systems were banned for all new construction. 

Unpaid water and sewer bills continue to be a problem, averaging $60,000 annually. It was voted to develop 
a water service "interruption" policy for delinquent users. The proposed policy is being reviewed by Town 
(Counsel . 

Commissioner Maurice "Dice" O'Neil passed away on April 19, 1987. In addition to serving on our Board, he 
was also a long-time employee of the Water Department, before his retirement in 1981. James A. Ring was 
appointed by the Town Manager to fill his unexpired term. 

SBJER 

Our updated Sewer Master Plan was completed. 

The sewer extension to service the Deming Way Housing Project was put into operation. 
Sewer rates were increased, July 1, 1987 in conjunction with the water rate increase. 

Our sewer assessment from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority continues to increase. This year it 
was $255,872.00 

PUMPING STATISTICS 

WATER SUPPLY 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 

Maximum Gallons 4,32^500 4,22^700 4,193,300 5, 13^700 4,51^00 

Per Day 

Maximum Gallons 26,660,900 26,093,500 24,598,300 28,474,500 29,735,500 

Per Week 

Maximm Gallons 104,475,400 100,396,500 101,415,100 110,876,900 124,240,900 

Per Month 

Average Gallons 2,980,879 2,780,674 3,024,474 2,966,701 3,192,664 

Per Day 

Average Gallons 90,668,408 84,578,825 91,994,400 90,320,492 95,779,920 

Per Montti 



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Total Gallons 
Per Year 



,020,900 1,014,945,900 1,103,932,800 1,082,845,900 1,185,567,065* 



*Includes water purclmsed from other systems 



Annual Rainfall 

Residential Use* 
Percent of Total 
Industrial Use 
Percent of Total 
Total Water Metered 
Percent of Water Pumped** 



57.33" 47.61" 
OONSUMPTIO^ STATISTICS 



36.38' 



GAUXWS 



427,627,545 
49.5% 

435,669,405 
50.5% 

863,296,950 
79.3% 



413,005,845 
50.6% 

402,034,245 
49.3% 

815,040,090 
81% 



408,518,662 
46.1% 

477,200,640 
53.8% 

885,719,302 
80.2% 



41.94" 

411,814,446 
41.3% 
469,455,823 
58.7% 
881,270,269 
87.54% 



38.41" 

474,675,803 
40.71% 

631,254,953 
59.29% 
1,109,869,081 
95.19% 



^Residential use includes small commercial users, that is, all water passing through 5/8" meters. 

**The difference between the water pumped and the water metered, 75,700,984 gallons in 1987, represents water 
used for flushing of water mains, for fires street sweeping and otlier hydrant uses, and water lost due to 
main breaks. 

The Water Treatment Plant supplied approximately 46.12% of the total water pumped. 
WATER DISTRIBUTIOSI SYSTEM 

The following new mains were constructed during 1987: 



Street Length 

Research Road 380' 

Fourth Avenue 150' 

Fay Street 600' 

Silverhurst Avenue 54' 

Lee Street 150' 

Appletree Lane 1000' 

Cobalt Street 228' 

Research Drive 1200' 

Research Drive 900' 

Patches Pond Lane 1200' 

Towpath Drive 1350' 

Roosevelt Road 350' 

Dewey Avenue 200' 

Jefferson Road 400' 

Albany Street 173' 

Factory Road 1000' 

Blanchard Road 500' 

Crescent & Fall Street 200' 

Dexter Street 180' 

Valyn Lane 600' 

Day Street 450 ' 



6" 
8" 
12" 

TOTAL 



Size 

12' 
6' 
6' 
6' 
6' 
8' 
6' 
12' 
12' 
8' 
8' 
8' 
6' 
8' 
8' 
6' 
8' 
6' 
8' 



3,032 
5,753 
2,480 

11,265 



Hydrants 

1 
1 



1 
2 

1 Standpipe Line 

3 

4 

3 

1 

1 

1 

2 
1 
1 

2 
1 



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Permanent Building Committee 



The Permanent Building Committee met twice a month during the past year vd.th various Town Boards, 
consultants, architects and Town officials to bring Phase I of the Wilmington High School Renovation and 
Additions Project to completion. 

Phase II of the High School project began with the selection of the architectural firm of Knight, Bagge & 
Anderson, Inc. of Boston. The scope of work remaining at the High School includes: (1) replacement of 
windows, (2) additional heating system upgrading, (3) replacement of exterior bleachers and storage area, and 
(4) repairs and renovations to the auditorium. 

Bids for the new aluminum windows at the High School were opened publicly at the Wilmington Town Hall on 
December 9, 1987. The low bid was $396,700 as submitted by SWS Industries, Inc. of t-bonachie. New Jersey. 
Subsequently, the PBC awarded the contract to SWS Industries with construction to begin immediately at the 
close of the school year. Funding for the windows will be through a grant from the Massachusettse Executive 
Office of Energy Resources. The PBC wishes to acknowledge with gratitude the efforts of State Representative 
James R. Miceli in obtaining this grant for the Town. 

Bid documents for the exterior bleachers are being completed by Knight, Bagge & Anderson, Inc. with a target 
completion date of mid-September, 1988. Preliminary plans for the auditorium repairs and renovations have 
been ccHi5)leted and an in-depth survey of the High School heating syston is underway. 

The Permanent Building Committee would like to express its appreciation to Mr, Paul Fleming, the Principal of 
Wilmington High School, his staff, teachers and most importantly the students for their continued support 
during this project. 

A request for proposals by January 25, 1988 was advertised by the PBC for firms to conduct a feasibility 
study and site evaluation for the addition and/or renovation to the existing police station and an analysis 
of the location of the existing fire station and review of a possible new fire sub-station location. 

Also, a request for proposals by January 25, 1988 was advertised by the PBC for firms to perform and provide 
professional design services associated with a feasiblity plan to relocate the Town Hall and expand the 
Town's recreational facilities and Wildvood Cemetery. 



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Redevelopment Authority 



1987 saw no personnel changes on the Wilmington Redevelopment Authority with incumbent, Vaughn Surprenant, 
being re-elected by the voters of Wilmington to an additional five-year term. The officers of the Wilmington 
Bledevelopment Authority are as follows: Jay Donovan, Chairman; Carl Backman, Jr., Vice Chairman; C. Nicki 
Johnson, Secretary; Vaughn Surprenant, Treasurer; and Sidney Kaizer, Assistant Treasurer. 

The year 1987 has been a year of accomplishment for the Wilmington Redevelopment Authority. As part of its 
continuing responsibility concerning construction improvements along the Route 129 corridor, the Authority 
increased its activities relating to the Massachusetts Department of Public Works bridge construction project 
at the intersection of Routes 38/129 and 62 at the Wilmington Town Center. 

Early in 1987, the Authority was involved in project planning sessions with the Mass. D.P.W. project and to 
stucfy proposed alternatives to the bridge design and the viability of a revitalization of Wilmington Town 
Center. 

In May and June, the Authority attended meetings with the Mass. D.P.W. , Board of Selectmen and others, to work 
out an agreement with the Mass. D.P.W. to allow the Authority to conduct its work while the project was held 
in reserve. 

In August, the Authority hired Michael N. Matt to serve as Executive Director to coordinate Authority 
activities and to solicit proposals from consultant engineers and planners for the feasibility study. 

September and October were busy with interviewing consulting frims and preparing a contract for the 
feasibility study. Continued meetings with town and state officials took place during this time to work out 
the details of the study with all parties. 

In November, the Authority entered into a contract with the consulting team of Wallace, Floyd, Associates; 
Bruce Ceaaphell and Associates and Robert Kenney Development Ccxsspaixy to undertake the feasibility study. 

During November and December, the consultants began their work and agreed to present to the Authority and the 
Board of Selectmen, preliminary studies of construction alternatives and Town Center options early in 1988. 

1987 has been a year of accomplishment for the Wilmington Redevelopment Authority because it marked the 
building of a new foundation - a solid footing of study and ccmmunity participation for the decisions of 1988 
concerning the bridge construction project and the revitalization of Wilmington Town Center. 

In addition to the work coitpleted on the Town Center Project, the Redevelopment Authority continues to reap 
the benefits of its investment 20 years ago in the Jewel Industrial Park. At the end of 1987, there were 
seven businesses operating in Jewel Park employing a total of 712 people. Based upon Fiscal Year 1987 data 
provided by the Town Assessor's office, the total assessed value of the park was $9,926,100 and the annual tax 
revenue to the Town of Wilmington totaled $226,910.65. 



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Shawsheen Valley Regional 
Vocational Technical School 



Elected Representatives of the Regional School CcHnmittee are: 



Bedford 
Anthony R. Mazzone 
Mark Trif iro 



Burlington 
John P. Miller, Chairman 
Francis McLaughlin, Secretary 



Billerica 
Kenneth L. Buffum 
Bernard Hoar 



Tewksbury 
Richard E. Griffin 
J. Peter Downing 



Wilmington 
Kevin J. Sowyrda, Vice Chairman 
John Gillis, Treasurer 



The Shawsheen Valey Regional Vocational Technical High School District is one of twenty-six regional 
vocational technical school districts within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The principle objective is 
to provide con^rehensive vocational /technical training experiences for approximately fourteen hundred 
secondary high school students residing in the Towns of Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Tewksbury and 
Wilmington. Upon graduation, students acquire both a comprehensive academic high school diploma and 
certification in their chosen vocational/technical discipline. Therefore, graduates receive two educations 
during their four years of study enabling them to either directly enter the world of work as experienced 
technicians and craftsmen, and/or immediately enter college due to their quality academic preparation. 

In June of 1987 three hundred and twenty-seven students graduated from Shawsheen Tech, with over ninety-six 
percent of the graduated either acquiring jobs within their skilled professions or pursuing higher 
education. These statistics are consistent with the past performances of graduating classes ^om Shawsheen 
Tech, which have existed since the school's formation in 1970. 

Many activities took place during 1987 which deserve special recognition: 



The district was saddened with the retirements of two outstanding individuals who helped 
establish Shawsheen Tech's reputation of being one of the nation s finest 
vocational /technical secondary institutions. Mr. Benjamin Wolk, Superintendent/Director 
since 1970, announced his retirement in late 1986. His dedicaton to serving the needs of 
youngsters in vocational/technical education spanned four decades, and his service as the 
leader of Shawsheen Tech began in 1966 as the District's first enployee. The 1987 
graduating class dedicated its yearbook in honor of Mr. Wolk, and the Shawsheen Valley 
Technical School Committee established an annual scholarship to be awarded to the top 
male and female graduates in his name. This dedicated professional educator continues to 
serve the students and staff of Shawsheen Tech as a member of the school's General 
Advisory Committee. Mr. Joseph L. Rogers, who represented the Town of Bedford as a 
member of the Regional School Committee since 1970, announced his decision to end his 
seventeen years of public service by not seeking re-election in t-larch of 1987. Current 
and former School Committee members organized an appropriate ceremony in April of 1987, 
where Mr. Rogers received well-earned thanks and commendations from the School Committee, 
faculty and students. In March of 1987, Mr. Mark Trif iro of Bedford, a former student in 
Shawsheen Tech's afternoon program, was elected by Bedford residents to the existing 
vacancy . 

In February of 1987, Mr. Charles Lyons, former Executive Director of the Massachusetts 
Association of Vocational Administrators, began his service as Superintendent /Director. 
Mr. Lyons has been in the field of Vocational/Technical Education since 1976, serving as 
a teacher, fiscal analyst and administrator. 

In September of 1987, Mr. Robert Cunningham was appointed Assistant 
Superintendent/Director and Mr. John McDermott was appointed Assistant 
Superintendent/Director for Community Services. 



There were some significant modifications to the high school's academic program. Since students are 
required to spend 50% of their time in their vocational/technical program and an equal amount of time in 
academic and related instruction, tliese modifications required changes to the master schedule while 
maintaining the school's practice of providing no study periods during the school day. Changes included the 
following: 



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The Science program implemented the recommendations of the New England Association of 
Schools and Colleges. Freshmen Biology was expanded from five to eight periods per week, 
the teaching of Chemistry and Physics was transferred from the Math Department to Science 
Department, and a comprehensive chemistry/physics lab was constructed during the summer 
of 1987. A new telescope was purchased to assist in the teaching of astronomy, and a new 
Senior elective course is planned for the fall of 1988. Professional staff was expanded 
from three full-time and several part-time instructors to six full-time science teachers. 

A Health Education Task Force was organized in March of 1987 consisting of parents, 
teachers, administrators. School Committee members, and the school doctor. The task 
force assisted in the development of new 9th and 11th grade curriculum in Health 
Education. A new 9th grade course entitled Decision Making for B<stter Health ws 
initiated to help 9th graders clarify their values and attitudes while educating them to 
health problems that result from risk taking or failure to follow sound decision-making 
practices. The 11th grade health curriculum added CPR training to the swimming course. 
Interest in fitness was stimulated by the purchase of a new universal and an aerobic 
exercise machine. 



The Social Studies Department modified the ninth grade social studies curriculum, and the 
teaching of Civics was expanded to include all students at the 10th grade level. 
Students participated in the school's annual Student Government Day activities, and two 
Shawsheen Tech students are elected to serve on the Department of Education's Regional 
Advisory Council. 

The Math Department added Trigonometry, Technical Math 11, Calculus and Geometry as 
Senior electives, and pre-Algebra was initiated as a new Freshman course offering. The 
Math and English Departments also initiated planning to examine applicable software for 
the proposed Apple Ccmputer Basic Skills laboratory expected to be built during the 
summer of 1988. 



The English Department implemented the major revisions of the curriculum modified during 
the 1986-87 school year. Great care is taken to insure that students are appropriately 
placed in groups and levels thus insuring that their individual writing, reading and 
speaking needs are met drawing on teachers' strengths and resources. 

The aforementioned changes and enhancements to the academic program insures that all students comply to the 
school's academic graduation standards and all college entrance requirements. Copies of Shawsheen Tech's 
Academic Program of Studies are available from the Guidance Department upon request. 

Shawsheen Tech continued to offer quality training within the twenty-one vocational/technical career 
offerings. In May of 1987, students from Shawsheen Tech captured five gold medals in the statewide 
Vocational Industrial Clubs of America annual competition. 



Over 300 local businessmen continue to serve on the twenty-one advisory committees which oversee training in 
each vocational/technical area. Historically, seventy-two percent of Shawsheen Tech graduates enter jobs 
within the borders of member towns, with each graduating class earning and contributing over 3 million 
dollars annually to the local econony. 

Entering Freshmen are able to explore twelve of the twenty-one vocational/technical areas during an 
intensive Freshmen exploratory program which concludes in April of their first year. They then choose the 
area in which they wish to major for the next 3.25 years of their high school experience. Selections 
include: 



Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 

Autobody 

Carpentry 

Cosmetology 

Diesel Mechanics 

Electronics 

Graphic Arts 

Machine Technology 

Metal Fabrication 

Plumbing 



Auto Mechanics 

Business Technology 

Chemical Laboratory Technician 

Culinary Arts and Bakery 

Drafting 

Electrical 

Health Technology 

Masonry 

Maintenance Mechanics 

Teclmical Illustration and Commercial Art 



Upon graduation, there are approximately five job offers for every graduate who fullfills the curriculum 
requirements. Many community projects were completed by various vocational /technical departments during 
1987 including: 

The annual house building project coordinated by the Carpentry, Masonry, Electrical and 
Plumbing departments was completed for the Roy family in Billerica during the spring. 
Another house building project was initiated for tlie Wilson family in Bedford in 
September of 1987. Guidelines for next year's house building project may be obtained 
from the Director of Vocational Technical Programs on April 1, 1988. 



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The Masonry Department constructed a concrete field house for the Billerica School 
Department on the High School field. 

Autobody painted a police cruiser and fire car for the Town of Tewksbury and a police 
cruiser for the Town of Burlington. 

A handicap vamp was constructed for the Disabled American Veterans quarters in Billerica, 
and access to a home for a handicapped youngster was facilitated in Burlington. 

Graphic Arts served the printing needs for various public groups from each of the 
five-member towns. 

1987 was a banner year for Shawsheen Tech students in interscholastic athletic competition. Overall, 1987 
teams conpiled an inpressive record of 139 wins, 53 losses and 1 tie. League Championships were generated 
in Wrestling, Girls Softball, Tennis, Soccer and Cheerleading. In addition, the Hockey Team reached the 
Division 3 semi-finals of the State's MIAA tournament, and the Baseball Team reached the Division 2 
quarter- finals of the State's MIAA tournament. In the fall of 1987, the Cheerleading squad finished second 
in Division 1 of the state finals, and Girls Volleyball was added to the extensive sports program. 

Shawsheen Tech completed one of its most successful summer programs in its history in 1987. In addition to 
its annual Summer School courses for high school students and a successful Computer Camp for elementary age 
youngsters, Shawsheen applied for and received from the Commonwealth a grant to assist in the re-training of 
unenployed adults. This program served the needs of over seventy adults, most of whom were laid off at Avco 
in Wilmington in June. Over one thousand people benefited from tlie summer programs offered at Shawsheen 
Tech. 

Shawsheen continues to serve the needs of member towns through its Adult Education program which served over 
700 customers. Its facilities were made available to conimunity groups upon request, and its tradition of 
providing six hours each week of free pool use by each of the five towns continued. 

Shawsheen Tech initiated other programs to serve the needs of the unenployed and underemployed. In 
cooperation with Alpha Industries, an Electronic Assembly Training Program was initiated for twenty adults 
in late afternoon and early evening hours in Noveniber of 1987. This program was funded by Bay State Skills 
Corporation. Also, in cooperation with tlie Cambridge Private Industry Council, the District acquired 
funding for an HKG Technician's Program expected to begin in February of 1988. Residents of the member 
towns are encouraged to take advantage of the district s expanding job training opportunities by contacting 
the office of the Assistant Superintendent/Director for Community Services. 

The Massachusetts State Legislature, recognizing the significant value of Vocational Technical Education, 
enacted in late December of 1987 the Vocational Technical Reform Act. This landmark legislation, 
co-authored by Mr. Charles Lyons, Shawsheen Tech's Superintendent /Director, will increase State Aid to 
Shawsheen Tech by 527 thousand dollars in fiscal year 1989 to be used to reduce assessments to member towns, 
and will provide the District approximatedly 500 thousand dollars in needed equipment grants. This 
legislation sets a new floor for state reimbursement for operational costs equialing thirty-five percent of 
a previous year's expenditures. The School District, member towns and local town taxpayers were well served 
by all local legislators. 

In March of 1987, the Massachusetts Board of Education officially notified Shawsheen Tech that its 
anticipated sixty percent reijnbursement on repairs conducted in 1986 on its school roof would be 
forthcoming. The first annual payment is expected during 1988 thereby saving local taxpayers a yearly cost 
of over 102 thousand dollars. 

Monbers of the Shawsheen Valley Technical High Sciiool community are very grateful for the cooperation and 
support received during 1987 from local boards and officials representing the five-member towns. 1988 
promises to be one of the most exciting years ever for the residents of the communities we are privileged to 
serve. 



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Accepted Streets 



STREET 


LOCATICW 


LENCJTH 


DATE (s) ACCEPTED 


Adams Street 


from Middlesex Avenue to Parker Street 


2,915 


1908 




Aidelai.de Street 


from Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 


666 


1976 




Agostixio Drive 


frcHn Gandalf Way 


999 


1979 




Aldiricli Road 


frOTfl Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


6 740 


1894 




Allen Park Drive 


from Fairmont Avenue to Fairmont Avenue 


2*319 


1971 


1984 


Andover Street 


from Salem Street 


'l80 


1894 




Andover Street 


from Andover Line to beyond Wobum Street 


11,300 


1894 


1970 


Andrew Street 


from Aldrich Road to beyond Houghton Road 


*435 


1985 




Anthony Avenue 


from Salem Street to Catherine Avenue 


300 


1966 




Apollo Drive 


from Charlotte Road to Draper Drive 


300 


1971 




Arlene Avenue 


from Salem Street to Ella Avenue 


3,754 


1%6 


1978 


Auburn Avenue 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


755 


1945 




Ayotte Street 


from Westdale Avenue to Crest Avenue 


240 


1947 




Baker Street 


from Brand Avenue to beyond Phillips Avenue 


684 


1945 




Baland Road 


frcxn Ballardvale Street 


540 


1972 




Bal lardvale Street 


from Salem Street to Route 125 


965 


1894 




Ballardvale Street 


frcxn Route 125 to Andover Line 


12,000 


1894 


1985 


Bancroft Street 


from Liberty Street 


400 


1952 




Barbara Avenue 


from Anthony Avenue to Dorotlty Avenue 


850 


1966 




Beacon Street 


from Church Street to Belmont Avenue 


970 


1915 




Beech Street 


from Burlington Avenue to Byron Street 


1,005 


1947 




Beeching Avenue 


from Cunningham Street to Faulkner Avenue 


440 


1959 




Belmont Avenue 


from Columbia Street to State Street 


980 


1933 




Benson Road 


frcm Radclif f Road to Tewksbury Line 


616 


1971 




Biggar Avenue 


frcsn Salem Street to King Avenue 


1,282 


1975 




Birchwood Road 


from Shady Lane Drive 


1*197 






Birchwood Road 


from Judith Road 


'400 


1953 




Boutwell Street 


from Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 


4,144 


1894 


1960 1971 


Birand Avghug 


frcMQ Bridge Lane 


510 


1933 


1943 


Brand Avsnus 


frcxn Baker Street to beyond Wisser Street 


950 


1933 


1943 


Brattle Street 


from Massachusetts Avenue to Garden Avenue 


1,066 


1945 




Brentwood Avenue 


from Wobum Street to Woods ide Avenue 


1 017 


1938 




Bridge Lane 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


'455 


1894 




Bri-dge Liane 


from Main Street to beyond Brand Avenue 


754 


1894 




Broad Street 


from King Street 


1 377 


1954 




Burlington Avenue 


from Main Street to Burlington Line 


8^588 


1894 




Bumap Street 


from Grove Avenue 


1^145 


1953 




Bumap Street 


from Winchell Road 


484 


1945 




Burt Road 


from Cedar Street to beyond Water Street 


1,653 


1945 


1946 


Butters Row 


from Main Street to Chestnut Street 


3,577 


1894 




Buzze 1 1 Drive 


from Draper Drive to Evans Drive 


600 


1971 




Canal Street 


from Shawsheen Avenue to Burt Road 


1,505 


1939 


1955 


Carolyn Road 


from ttorth Street to Marcia Road 


1,268 


1960 


1971 


Carson Avenue 


from Marie Drive to beyond Hathaway Road 


1 017 


1961 




Carter Lane 


from Shawsheen Avenue to beyond Norfolk Ave. 


l',411 


1957 




Catherine Avenue 


from Anthony Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


1,000 


1966 




Cedar Street 


from Burt Road to Harris Street 


687 


1945 




Cedar Crest Road 


from Pinewood Road to Judith Road 


1,100 


1963 




Central Street 


from Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 


552 


1950 




Chandler Road 


from Adams Street to Kelley Road 


400 


1957 




Chapman Avenue 


from Hathaway Road to Sheridan Road 


1,575 


1951 


1971 


Charlotte Road 


frcxn Gunderson Road to beyond Apollo Drive 


859 


1971 




Chase Road 


frcxn Hathaway Road 


297 


1953 




Chestnut Street 


from Burlington Avenue to Wobum Line 


11,480 


1894 




Church Street 


frcxn Main Street to Middlesex Avenue 


4,285 


1894 




Clark Street 


frcxn Main Street to Church Street 


2,470 


1894 


1969 


Clorinda Road 


from Agostino Ehrive 


887 


1979 




Cochrane Road 


frcm Forest Street to Wabash Road 


800 


1947 




Columbia Street 


from Church Street to beyond Belmont Avenue 


1,150 


1908 


1933 



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STEIEET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH 



DATE (s) ACCfcPrED 



Concord Street 


from Federal Street to North Reading Line 


5,803 


1894 


Oangress Street 


from Forest Street to Burlington Line 


977 


1939 


Cook Avenue 


from Main Street 


813 


1946 


Coolidge Road 


from Hathaway Road 


270 


1951 


Corey Avenue 


from Canal Street to Grand street 


366 


1951 


Cornell Place 


from Fordham Road 


747 


1982 


Cottage Street 


from Main Street 


927 


1954 


Crest Avenue 


from Ayotte Street 


558 


1947 


Cross Street 


from Main Street to Lowell Street 


697 


1894 


Cunningham Street 


from Salem Street to Beeching Avenue 


2,447 


1944 


Cypress Street 


from Glen Road 


260 


1951 


Dadant Drive 


from North Street to North Street 


1,760 


1964 


Davis Road 


from Main Street 


500 


1952 


Dayton Road 


from Hathaway Road 


170 


1951 


Dell Drive 


from Burlington Avenue 


1,794 


1958 


Dexter Street 


from Main Street 


480 


1979 


Dobson Street 


from Glen Road to beyond Garden Avenue 


1,402 


1954 


Dorchester Street 


from Billerica Line 


1,214 


1951 


Dorothy Avenue 


from Arlene Avenue to Barbara Avenue 


1,490 


1960 


Draper Drive 


from Gunderson Road to Evans Drive 


1,560 


1959 


Dnnry Lane 


from Glen Road to Schaol Street 


633 


1963 


Dublin Avenue 


from Majji Street 


500 


1951 


Dunton Road 


from Nassau Avenue 


649 


1956 


Eanes Street 


from Main Street to Wobum Street 


3,200 


1894 


Edward Road 


from Forest Street to beyond Baldwin Road 


450 


1947 


Ella Avenue 


from Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


1,043 


1978 


Elwood Road 


from Forest Street 


642 


1968 


Emerson Street 


from Faulkner Avenue to Oakwood Road 


590 


1951 


Englewood Drive 


from Kenvgood Drive 


455 


1971 


Evans Drive 


from Gunderson Road to Draper Drive 


2,071 


1971 


Everett Avenue 


from Faulkner Avenue to Cunningham Street 


480 


1979 


Fairfield Road 


from Main Street 


1,299 


1946 


Fainneadow Road 


from Nichols Street to Nichols Street 


2,328 


1958 


Fairmont Avenue 


from Malloy Road 


952 


1971 


Fairview Avenue 


from State Street 


648 


1933 


Faneuil Drive 


from Massachusetts Ave. to beyond Harvard Ave. 


790 


1950 


Faulkner Avenue 


from Glen Road to Jacobs Street 


1,946 


1944 


Fay Street 


from Glen Road to Garden Avenue 


714 


1938 


Federal Street 


from Middlesex Avenue to Wobum Street 


5,740 


1894 


Ferguson Road 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


1,073 


1967 


Fletcher Lane 


from Kilmarnock Street to Morgan Road 


792 


1977 


Floradale Avenue 


from Burlington Avenue 


627 


1970 


Fordham Road 


from North Reading Line 


3,714 


1971 


Forest Street 


from Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 


4,100 


1894 


Franklin Avenue 


from Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


739 


1978 


Frederick Drive 


from Salem Street 


1,070 


1966 


Freeport Drive 


from Park Street to Lucaya Circle 


2,086 


1979 


Gandalf Way 


from Glen Road to Agostino Drive 


549 


1979 


Glen Road 


from Middlesex Avenue to Main Street 


6,870 


1894 


Glendale Circle 


from Glen Road to Lawrence Street 


1,304 


1952 


Glenview Road 


from Suncrest Avenue 


365 


1959 


Gov/ing Road 


from Park Street to Marcus Road 


941 


1956 


Grace Drive 


from Shawsheen Avenue to beyond Melody Lane 


2,514 


1%6 


Grand Avenue 


from Corey Avenue 


815 


1952 


Grant Street 


from Federal Street 


780 


1943 


Grove Avenue 


from Main Street to Lake Street 


4,147 


1910 


Grove Street 


from Reading Line 


120 


1957 


Gunderson Road 


from Marie Drive to beyond Elvans Drive 


1,506 


1959 


Hamlin Lane 


from Lawrence Street 


540 


1962 


Hanson Road 


from Woodland Road 


838 


1969 


Hardin Street 


from Aldrich Road to Jaquith Road 


428 


1951 


Hamden Street 


from Main Street to Glen Road 


600 


1895 


Harold Avenue 


from Sliawsheen Avenue to Reed Street 


1,312 


1971 


Harris Street 


from Burlington Avenue to Cedar Street 


806 


1945 


Harvard Avenue 


from Main Street to River Street 


430 


1951 


Hathaway Road 


from Wobum Street to Evans Drive 


3,270 


1951 



1953 1952 



1971 



1953 
1945 



1976 



1966 



1953 1959 



-62- 



STREET 




LOCATIOQ 


LENGTH 


DATE (s) ACCEPTED 








1971 








Hawthorne Road 


from 


Wobum Street 


230 


1956 






Heather Drive 


from 


Freeport Drive to North Reading Line 


1,286 


1979 






High Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Wobum Street 


3,585 


1894 






Hillside Way 


from 


Chestnut Street to Burlington Line 


2,230 


1914 






Hilltop Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


364 


1959 






Hobson Avenue 


from 


Pine Avenue to beyond Wisser Street 


1,560 


1945 


1951 




Hopkins Street 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


3,051 


1894 


1972 


1975 


Houghton Road 


from 


Kendall Street to Andrew Street 


1,702 


1985 






Industrial Way 


from 


Wobum Street to West Street 


4,430 


1974 






Jaquith Road 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


1,398 


1938 


1949 


1951 


Jere Road 


from 


Fairmeadow Road to Fairmeadow Road 


1,248 


1968 






Jewel Drive 


from 


Eames Street 


1,303 


1985 






Jones Avenue 


from 


Glen Road 


717 


1940 






Judith Road 


from 


Cedar Crest Road to Birchwood Road 


400 


1953 






Kelley Road 


from 


Chandler Road 


923 


1957 






Kendall Street 


from 


Aldrich Road to Blanchard Road 


1,420 


1945 






Kenwood Avenue 


from 


Wobum Street to beyond Englewood Drive 


1,725 


1970 


1971 




Kieman Avenue 


from 


Lowell Street to beyond Naples Road 


693 


1958 






Kilmarnock Street 




West Street to beyond Morgan Road 


1,840 


1894 






King Street 


from 


Glen Road to Broad Street 


2,400 


1940 


1945 




King Street Ext. 


from 


Glen Road 


487 


1979 






Kirk Street 


frcm 


Main Street 


575 


1951 






Lake Street 


fron 


Main Street to Shawsheen Avenue 


3,855 


1894 






Lang Street 


from 


Bancroft Street 


409 


1952 






Laurel Avenue 


from 


Parker Street to Molloy Road 


659 


1950 






Lawrence Court 


from 


Lawrence Street 


728 


1956 






Lawrence Street 


frcm 


Glen Road to Shady Lane Drive 


4,013 


1956 






Ledgewood Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


383 


1959 






Lexington Street 


from 


Cunningham Street to Momingside Drive 


714 


1974 






Liberty Street 


from 


Federal Street 


740 


1943 






Lincoln Street 


from 


Federal Street 


720 


1943 






Linda Road 


from 


High Street to beyond Pineridge Road 


1,760 


1950 






Lloyd Road 


frcm 


Main Street 


1,050 


1951 






Lockwood Road 


from 


Ballardvale Street 


977 


1957 






Longview Road 


from 


Middlesex Avenue 


650 


1959 






Loumac Road 


from 


Dmry Lane 


510 


1963 






Lowell Street 


from 


Main Street to Reading Line 


10,152 


1894 


1978 




Lowell Street Park 


frcm 


Lowell Street 


580 


1908 


1957 


1958 


Lucaya Circle 


from 


Heather Drive to Freeport Drive 


2,469 


1979 






Mackey Road 


from 


Federal Street 


250 


1943 






Magazine Road 


from 


Wisser Street 


320 


1973 






Magazine Street 


frcm 


Taplin Avenue 


190 


1973 






Main Street 


from 


Tewksbury Line to Wobum Line 


21,387 


1894 






Marcia Road 


from 


North Street to beyond Carolyn Road 


2,806 


1962 


1971 




Marcus Road 


from 


Gowing Road 


2,315 


1958 






Marie Drive 


frcm 


Wobum Street to beyond Gunderson Road 


1,525 


1961 


1966 




Marion Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to beyond Clifton St. 


1,876 


1945 






Marjorie Road 


from 


Main Street 


1,392 


1951 






Massachusetts Avenue 


from 


Main Street to beyond Brattle Street 


810 


1945 






McDonald Road 


from 


Salem Street 


2,621 


1944 






Meadow Lane 


frcm 


Suncrest Avenue 


364 


1957 






Melody Lane 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Grace Drive 


245 


1966 






Middlesex Avenue 


frcm 


Main Street to Salem Street 


12,140 


1894 






Miles Street 


from 


Main Street to Hobson Avenue 


380 


1945 






Miller Road 


from 


Glen Road 


638 


1945 






Moore Street 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to beyond Wedgewood Ave. 


1,528 


1967 






Morgan Road 


frcm 


Kilmamock Street 


653 


1977 






Mornings ide Drive 


from 


Lexington Street to Fairfield Road 


693 


1974 






Morse Avenue 


from 


Wobum Street to beyond Lawn Street 


1,360 


1939 






Mystic Avenue 


frcxn 


Middlesex Avenue 


598 


1908 






Nassau Avenue 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Dunton Road 


1,566 


1946 






Nathan Road 


from 


Senpek Road 


1,057 


1971 






Nichols Street 


from 


Sliawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


3,801 


1894 






Nickerson Avenue 


from 


West Street 


953 


1947 






Norfolk Avenue 


frcm 


Carter Lane to Nassau Avenue 


537 


1954 







-63- 



SIREET 




LOCATION 


LENGTH 


DATES (s) ACCEPTED 


North Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to t>1arcia Road 


3,515 


1945 




North Washington Ave. 


from 


Agostino Drive 


858 


1979 




Nunn Road 


from 


Kelley Road 


214 


1965 




Oak Street 


from 


Salem Street 


355 


1951 




Oakdale Road 


from 


Short Street to Judith Road 


2,301 


1950 




Oakridge Circle 


from 


Cowing Road to Cowing Road 


1,730 


1958 




Oakwood Road 


from 


Main Street to beyond Emerson Street 


800 


1946 




Olson Street 


from 


Church Street 


122 


1957 




Park Street 


from 


Wobum Street to North Reading Line 


4,180 


1895 




Parker Street 


from 


Lowell Street to Blackstone Street 


2,000 


1919 




Patricia Circle 


from 


Dell Drive 


595 


1958 




Pershing Street 


from 


Federal Street 


720 


1943 




Phillips Avenue 


from 


Wild Avenue to beyond Baker Street 


1,519 


1946 


1954 1981 


Pilling Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


954 


1959 




Pine Avenxje 


from 


Main Street to Hobson Avenue 


380 


1945 




Pineridge Road 


from 


North Street to Linda Road 


914 


1960 




Pineview Road 


frcmi 


Cobalt Street to Adelman Road 


450 


1953 




Pinewood Road 


from 


Shady Lane Drive to Oakdale Road 


1,364 


1954 




Pleasant Road 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Linda Road 


750 


1962 




Powder House Circle 


from 


Middlesex Avenue 


710 


1954 




Presidential Drive 


from 


Boutwell Street 


826 


1977 




Progress Way 


from 


Industrial Way 


630 


1974 




Radcliff Road 


from 


South Street to Benson Road 


355 


1971 




Railroad Avenue 


from 


Clark Street 


650 


1909 




Reading Avenue 


from 


OakwDod Road 


215 


1979 




Redwood Terrace 


from 


Kenwood Avenue 


645 


1970 




Reed Street 


from 


Shawsheen Ave. to beyond Harold Ave. 


1,090 


1971 




Richmond Street 


from 


Main Street to Shawsheen Avenue 


1,800 


1973 




Ridge Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


365 


1956 




Ring Avenue 


from 


Salem Street to Biggar Avenue 


1,150 


1975 




River Street 


fron 


Massachusetts Ave. to Harvard Avenue 


453 


1962 




Roberts Road 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Burlington Avenue 


1,861 


1967 




Rollins Road 


from 


Marion Street to Fenway Street 


200 


1954 




Roosevelt Road 


from 


Boutwell Street to Swain Road 


1,980 


1946 




Route 62 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Salem Street 


3,343 


1958 




Royal Street 


from 


Salem Street 


1,043 


1951 




Salem Street 


from 


Tewksbury Line to beyond Ballardvale St. 


8,895 


1894 




Salem Street 


from 


North Reading Line to beyond Wobum St. 


6,475 


1894 




Scaltrito Drive 


from 


Salem Street 


785 


1974 




School Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to beyond Drury lane 


1,139 


1915 


1963 


Senpek Road 


from 


WildwDod Street to Nathan Road 


280 


1971 




Sewell Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


300 


1955 




Shady Lane Drive 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to lawrence Street 


2,904 


1950 


1958 


Shawsheen Avenue 


from 


beyond Richard St. to Billerica Line 


11,845 


1894 




Sherbum Place 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


723 


1975 




Sheridan Road 


from 


Wobum Street to Hathaway Road 


1,021 


1951 


1971 


Sherwood Road 


from 


Forest Street to Cochrane Road 


445 


1971 




Silver Lake Avenue 


from 


Lake Street to Dexter Street 


455 


1954 




Sparhawk Drive 


from 


Park Street to Heather Drive 


361 


1979 




Sprucewood Road 


from 


Shady Lane Drive 


690 


1952 




State Street 


from 


Belmont Avenue to Fairview Avenue 


315 


1933 




Strout Avenue 


from 


Lowell Street 


908 


1955 




Suncrest Avenue 


frcm 


West Street to Ledgewood Road 


1,246 


1954 




Swain Road 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Forest Street 


2,290 


1922 


1929 


Taft Road 


from 


Boutwell Street to Swain Road 


1,986 


1938 




Taplin Avenue 


from 


Wisser Street 


461 


1946 




Taplin Avenue 


from 


Baker Street 


900 


1946 




Ten5)le Street 


from 


Church Street 


214 


1911 




Thrush Road 


from 


Salem Street to Marie Drive 


400 


1961 




TttLnrs ton. AvsnuB 




CtiLiircli Stir66t to beyond KiddGir PX3.C6 


623 


1907 




Truman Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


300 


1953 




Unnamed Street 


from 


Salem Street to Andoyer Street 


470 


1958 




Upton Court 


from 


Andover Street 


500 


1894 





-64- 



STEIEEJT 


LOCATION 


LENGTH 


DATE (s) ACCEPTED 


Veranda Avenije 


from Main Street 


847 


1916 




Virginia Road 


from North Reading Line to North Reading Line 


1,105 


1954 




Walker Street 


from Main Street 


423 


1958 




Warren Road 


from Wightman Road to Tewksbury Line 


97 






Washington Avenue 


from Clark Street to Stone Street 


1,650 


1920 




Webber Street 


fron Burlington Avenue 


677 


1969 




Wedgewood Avenue 


from Moore Street 


476 


1967 




West Street 


from Wobum Street to Reading Line 


8,372 


1894 


1 Q78 
Ly/O 


Westdale Avenue 


from West Street 


1,211 






Wicks Circle 


from Everett Avenue 


533 


1 Q71 




Wightman Road 


from Warren Road to Tewksbury Line 


239 






Wild Avenue 


frcm Grove Avenue 


1,050 


1910 




Wildvraod Street 


from Middlesex Avenue to Wobum Street 


5,290 


1894 




Williams Avenue 


from Main Street 


706 


1940 




Wilson Street 


from Federal Street 


760 


1 QA'K 

iy+j 




Wilton Drive 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


1,151 


1966 




Winchell Road 


from Grove Avenue to Bumap 


193 


1945 




Wing Koad 


from Wobum Street 


746 


1958 




Wisser Street 


from Main Street to Brand Avenue 


1,146 


1950 




Wobum Street 


from Andover Street to Wobum Line 


23,122 


1894 


1978 


Woodland Road 


from Lowell Street 


1,174 


1969 






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School Department 



WILMINC?rON HIOl SCHOOL 



There were 257 graduates in the Class of 1987. Sixty- four percent of the class went on to either a two- or 
four-year college. Harvard, Princeton, Purdue, Holy Cross, Syracuse, Boston College, University of New 
Hanpshire, and Simmons were just a few of the schools which accepted our students for further academic studies. 

The top ten students of the Class of 1987 were: 



Andrea M. Quinn - Valedictorian 

Melissa A. Frey - Salutatorian 

Jeffrey D. St.Onge - Essayist 

Denise M. MacMullin 

Sheila M. McDonald 

Richard L. Smith 

Dale J. Kelley 

David B. King 

Linda A. Romanowski 

Laura J. Duden 



The High School was saddened by the loss of Miss Mary Kennedy. Miss Kennedy's many years of service to the 
Wilmington Public Schools and her affect upon her students will always be remembered. 

This Fall we were proud to be notified that Angela Lin, a member of the Class of 1988, has qualified as a 
National Merit Semi-Finalist. 



The sixth annual Summer Reading Program, which is a cooperative effort between the Wilmington Memorial Library 
under the supervision of Mrs. Sarah Rueter, and the Wilmington Reading Department, was held. The major 
objectives of this program were to encourage summer reading and visits to the public library. The theme for 
the sixth annual Summer Reading Program was "Magical Reading". A kit consisting of a folder for logging in 
library visits and books read during the summer was given to each child who attended. Mrs. Rueter conducted 
story hours and other special "magical" activities throughout the summer. 

The Volunteer Bleading Tutor Program was continued this year. The volunteer reading tutors were as follows: 

Lynn Gordon worked at the Shawsheen School in Anne Keeler's Grade 2 classroom. 

Diane DeFrancesco worked in Pat Lynch' s Grade 1 classroom at the Shawsheen School. 

Judy Austin worked all year in Eileen Lemieux's Grade 2 classroom at the Wildwood Scliool. 

Ruth Filipowicz worked at the Wobum Street School in Linda Marinel's and Marjorie Whelan's classrocwos. 

The Chapter I Pamer Advisory Council held three general meetings. An informational meeting was held in the 
Fall. The annual "Make and Take" winter workshop proved again to be a success, and the oral presentations by 
Chapter I students in the Spring were well attended. The Newspaper Committee published three newsletters 
which were helpful to parents and also kept parents informed throughout the year. The PAC officers for 
1986-1987 were: 



Sanples of "Students' Writing" was published in the TOWN CRIER on five occasions. Having one's work published 
in the newspaper, with one's picture, was indeed exciting for the students. We greatly appreciate the space 
and special interest shown this project by Fred Neilson. 



READING/LANGUAGE ARTS 



Paulette Kalagher 
Linda Power 
Frances Przyjemski 



Chairperson 
Vice Chairperson 
Secretary 
Comptroller 
Newsletter Chairperson 



Karen Armata 
Marily Hardy 



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PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND ATHLETICS 



The Physical Education Department continued to serve all students (K-12) as well as providing an adaptive 
program for students with special needs. The program sponsors a physical education "Mile Club" to encourage 
physical fitness in Grades 5 through 8. 

The health program in Grades 7-8, with the cooperation of the Science Department, en^hasizes the iiqsortance of 
drug-alcohol education. 

The Physical Education Department cited several stiodents for outstanding achievement in physical education: 



Athletic Awards - 1987 

Dr. Gerald Fagan Award - "To the outstanding athlete" 
Karen Anderson (Assunption College) 
James Moynihan (Villanova) 

Lawrence H. Gushing Award - "To the senior athlete demonstrating both scholarship and sportsmanship" 
Jennifer Connors (University of Rhode Island) 
Mark Eddy (Bentley College) 

Harold "Ding" Driscoll Award - "To the senior with the most dedication to sports" 
Leigh Hastings (University of New Hampshire) 
Eric Braciska (Bryant College) 

George Spanos Memorial Award - "For contributions and services to Wilmington High School athletes" 
Mr. Howard LaFaver 

Outstanding Freshman Athlete, Class of 1990 
Gina Martiniello 
Andy Parr 

Alumni Award - Recognizes former outstanding student -athletes who have gone on to college and continued to 
demonstrate their commitment to excellence 

Mary McNaughto, Class of 1983 

Edward Olshaw, Class of 1983 

Top "10" Awards - Senior athletes who academically finish in the Top "10" of his/her class. 
Rank 2 Melissa Frey (Princeton University) 

3 Jeffrey S. Onge (Purdue University) 

4 Denis MacMullin (University of Vermont) 

5 Sheila McDonald (Harvard University 

6 Richard Smith (Bentley College) 

9 David King (Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute) 

MVC All-Conference Awards 
Ray t^rcuri (soccer) 
Karen Andersen (field hockey) 
Jennifer Connors (field hockey) 
Cheryl Ward (field hockey) 
Michael Lombard (basketball) 
Karen Anderson (basketball) 
Kevin Cripanuk (winter track) 
Kevin Cripanuk (spring track) 
Leigh Hastings (softball) 
Steve Cutone (tennis) 

The 1987 Girls Field Hockey Team, coached by Jan Cassidy, finished first for the eleventh time in the last 
seventeen years. 

Amy Lavina, '88, was selected the MVC girls field hockey Most Valuable Player and Boston Globe '88 First Team 
All-Scholastic. 

The Boys Basketball Team, coached by Dave Omdorff , won their first ever basketball cliampionship with a 13-7 
record. 

Mike Lombard was selected the Merrimack Valley Conference boys basketball league Most Valuable Player and 
Boston Herald First Team All -Scholastic. 



1987 



Nicole Zarella 



Kirsten Galvin 
Lisa LaRocque 
Jill Martyn 



Dan D'eon 
Brian Woods 
Eric Palm 
Richard Hersom 



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Megan Donnelly (Class of '82), a four-time field hockey All-American, was named the 1986 recipient of the 1986 
Broderick Award as the outstanding field hockey player in the country. Megan is currently training with the 
U.S. National Team for the 1988 Olynpics. 



PERFC»MING AND FINE ARTS DEPARIMEOT 

In August, through funding by parents, the Wilmington Council of the Arts, and largely the School Department, 
fourteen sixth-grade students were given the opportunity of going to Tanglevrood for five days. While staying 
at a camp nearby, the children attended and participated in programs at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, 
Tanglewood, Norman Rockwell Museum, and Shakesperean Theatre. In poetry and prose, they logged their 
experiences creatively and humorously. Exhausted but happy, they returned home with stories, souvenirs and 
memories of new friendships and a greater appreciation of the arts. Mrs. Linda O'Donnell, music specialist at 
the Shawsheen School, acconpanied students to Tanglewood. 

Representing Wilmington, Jeff Murphy, a member of the Class of '88, was selected timpanist at the Music 
Educators National Conference Convention in Baltimore, Mairyland. A selected participant in district and state 
festivals as well, Jeff was nominated to the McDonald's All-American Band. In addition, through the auspices 
of the School Department, he performed at the Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix, Arizona. A member of the Greater Boston 
Youth Symphony, he will travel to Japan in April, tour the country, and perform in several concerts. 

In November, staff and high school students were proud to assist in the dedication of the new Arts Council 
Building. A music program and an art exhibit by students and local artists made this a most pleasant and 
auspicious occasion. 

SYSTEMWIDE MILESTONES 

Elementary Accreditation ; In October of 1987 the Shawsheen, Wildwood and Wobum Street Schools ccmpleted the 
last phase of an eighteen month self -study. A visiting team with members from many new England states visited 
each school and prepared their reports for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. We are 
currently awaiting the final reports of this accreditation visit. We are grateful to Mrs. Martha Mahoney, who 
served as general chairperson of the self -study and to Miss Florence Kelley and Mr. James Tildsley who chaired 
the Wildwood and Wobum Street Schools respectively. 

Ccgssputer Labs : In September of 1987 all three elementary schools and both intermediate schools opened with 
new conputer lab facilities in place. The renovation of spaces at the Shawsheen and West Intermediate Schools 
was completed on schedule. The School Department is appreciative of the Town Maintenance Department and 
workers who completed this task expeditiously. Two new computer teachers were added to the program so that 
all students grades 4-8 would have regular and systematic instruction. 

Project DARE : Officer Robert Spencer of the Wilmington Police Department has visited and taught in all 
fifth-grade classrooms. This program is focused on discouraging student involvement with drugs and alcohol. 
This national program is iiqplemented by uniformed officers of the police force serving as instructors. We are 
grateful for the amount of time and energy Officer Spencer has given our students. 

Senior Citizens Lunches : The hot lunch for senior citizens was transferred to the new high school cateteria. 
Approximately one hundred seniors are taking advantage of this new opportunity of choosing their lunches from 
a variety of entrees. Senior citizens are not only enjoying the new environment but are also becoming 
involved in the building as students and volunteers. 

Inservice Commission : Under the direction of Mr. Cleo Ftedette a group of teachers and administrators planned 
four half days of inservice progranmiing . The offerings were varied and included Project Charlie, Project 
Adventure, AMAT, seminars and workshops involving conputer software and many keynote speakers including Jack 
Agati, and Bill Halloran. Topics covered included issues of neglect and abuse and affective teacher/parent 
communication . 



PERSCWNEL 

Mr. Michael Tikonoff was elected principal of the Wildwood Eleme n tary School. His election followed a very 
carefull screening process that involved staff, community and members fo the School Committee. Mr. James 
Jordan was elected principal of the West Intermediate School after serving a period as acting principal. Mrs. 
Catherine Symonds and Mrs. Anna Simmons were elected department heads as English and Business respectively. 
Mrs. Florence Athanasia was appointed acting department head for the Guidance Department. Mr. Robert P. Horan 
and the School Committee created several new positions and departments this past year. They include Project 
Outreach, designed for early intervention of potential dropouts. This project is coordinated by Mrs. Elaine 
Levine and Dr. Ellen Cooney. Three new nurses were added to the staff so that each building has its own 
full-time nurse. Two new conputer teachers were added so that all students, grades 4-8, have a regularly 
scheduled computer program. Ihe Performing and Fine Arts Department has started a strings program. Ward 
Dilmore, noted coaiposev, was hired to this position. 



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The School Department noted several significant events during the past year. Mr. Robert Barrett retired after 
many dedicated years of service to the Wilmington Public Schools as a principal. The School Department was 
saddened by the passing of Mr. Mitchell Spiris, School Ckmnittee member. Mrs. Suzanne Gushing, daughter of 
Mr. Spiris, was appointed to her father's seat until the next municipal election. The John D. Brooks Science 
Wing was dedicated in December 1987. A reception was held in December for those School Department employees 
with thirty or more years of service. These employees are: 



Mr. Fred Bellissimo 
Mr. George Cogan 
Mr. James Gilligan 
Miss Lorraine Kalil 
Miss Marjorie Marshall 
Mrs. Catherine Souza 
Miss Mildred Woods 



Mr. Roger Breakey 
Miss Carol 1 Folkings 
Mr. Alfred Hambelton 
Mr. Francis Kelley 
Mrs. Dolores Silva 
Mrs. Loddy Weisberg 



The Wilmington School Ccmmunity wishes the following teachers who have retired or will be retiring from the 
Wilmington Public Schools this year many happy and healthful years. Tbiey include: 

Eva Kanchuga, Home Economics Teacher, North Intermediate 

Rosemarie A. Koure, English Teacher, High School 

Ruth Mul larky. Elementary Teacher, Wildwood School 

Francis P. Nolan, Guidance Counselor, North Intermediate 

Margaret Collamore, Elementary Teacher, Wildwood School 

Dorothy Nylin, Elementary Art Teacher 

Joan Sargent, Elementary Teacher, Wobum Street School 



WILMINgra^ SCHOOL COMMITTEE 1986 

Mr. Anthony Accardi, Jr., Chairman 
Mrs. Shirley F. Callan, Vice Chairperson 
Dr. Michael J. Thomas, Secretary 
Mrs. Bridget T. Zukas, Member 
Mr. Robert G. Peterson, Member 
Mr. James A. Demos, Member 

In conclusion, we would like to take this opportunity to extend our appreciaton to the administrators, 
teachers, parents, and students who contributed their efforts to tlie Wilmington Public Schools during the 1987 
school year. A special note of thanks to the many town departments that cooperated with the school system in 
1987. 

Robert P. Horan 
Superintendent of Schools 



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Town Meetings 



WARRANT FOR THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - APRIL 18, 1987 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 



Greetings: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner prescribed in the By-Laws of 
said Town, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town qualified to vote in Town 
affairs to meet and assemble at Town Hall Auditorium, (Precincts 1, 2, and 5) and the Wildwood School 
(Precincts 3, 4, and 6), N.B., Saturday the eighteenth day of April, A.D. 1987 at 9:45 o'clock in the 
forenoon, the polls to be opened at 10:00 a.m. and shall be closed at 8:00 p.m. for the election of Town 
Offices: 

ARTICLE 1. To bring in your votes on one ballot respectively for the following named offices, to wit: Two 
Selectmen for the term of three years, One Moderator for the term of one year; Two Members of the School 
Committee for the term of three years; One Member of the School Committee for the term of two years; One 
Member of the Wilmington Housing Authority for the term of five years; One Member of the Redevelopment 
Authority for the term of five years; 

You are also hereby further required and directed to notify and warn the said inhabitants of the Town of 
Wilmington who are qualified to vote on elections and Town affairs therein to assemble subsequently and meet 
in the Town Meeting at the High School Gymnasium, Church Street, in said Town of Wilmington, on Saturday the 
Twenty-fifth day of April, A.D. 1987 at 1:30 p.m., then and there to act on the following articles: 

In accordance with the above Warrant, the meeting was called to order by the Moderator Michael A. Caira, at 
9:55 A.M. at the Glen Road School, and as much of the Warrant as is noted above was read. Upon the motion 
of Phyllis O'Leary, it was moved and seconded and so voted to dispense with further reading of the Warrant. 

All voting machines were opened and the Zero sheets were posted so that the condidates could examine them 
before the polls were opened. The checkers were prepared with their voting lists and voter identification 
cards and everything was in readiness at 10:00 A.M. 

At 8:00 p.m. the polls were declared closed and the printer packs were removed from the back of the voting 
machines and one copy was given to the tally clerks, one was posted outside the railing so that each candi- 
date could add up his own totals at once. The Town Clerk read the results of this election at 9:45 p.m. 

All the totals from the twenty-five machines plus the absentee ballots were recorded and declaration thereof 
made, as by law is directed and were for the following: 



SELECTMEN - Three years (Vote for two) 

Elected Jame C. Stewart, 1 Roosevelt Road 1863 

Anthony Accardi, Jr. 8 Scaltrito Drive 978 

Carl A. Backman, Jr. 11 Lawrence Street 1509 

Elected Michael V. McCoy, 71 Lowell Street 1655 

Blanks 851 

MODERATOR - One year (Vote for one) 

Elected Michael A. Caira, 5 Fletcher Lane 2589 

Blanks 829 

3418 

SCHOOL CCMMITTEE - Three years (Vote for two) 

Elected Bridget T. Zukas, 50 McDonald Road 1776 

Elected James A. Demos, 40 Hopkins Street 1489 

Joanne S.Neale, 10 Webber Street 1426 

Andrea M. Paglia, 6 Bond Street 845 

Blanks 1300 

WS5 



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SCHOOL COMMITTEE - Two Years - (Vote for One ) 

James Babineau, 88 McDonald Road 583 
Gerald O'Reilly, 65 Wildwood Street 1257 

Elected Michael J. Thomas, 2 Federal Street 1316 
Blanks 262 

3?Tf 

WILMINGTON HOUSING AUTHORITY - Five years - (Vote for one ) 

Elected William F. Strob, Jr. Mystic Avenue 2526 
Blanks 892 

34IF 

WILMINGTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY - Five years - Vote for one 

Elected Vaughn R. Surprenant, 10 Reed Street 2438 
Blanks 979 

34T8 



All elected officials were sworn to the faithful performance of their duties by the Town Clerk at 
approximatley 9:45 p.m. The total number of votes cast were three thousand four hundred eighteen (3,418) 
This represents 34.7% of the 9,827 total registered voters. 



Priscilla R. Ward 

Attest: Town Clerk, Wilmington 



WARRANT ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 5 ELECTION - APRIL 18, 1987 
AND SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - APRIL 25, 1987 



TO: THE CONSTABLES OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON, 

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner prescribed in the By-Laws of 
said Town, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the Inhabitants of the Town qualified to vote in Town 
affairs to meet and assemble at the High School Gymnasium, Church Street, on Saturday the twenty-fifth day 
of April, 1987, at 1:30 p.m., then and there to act on the following articles: 

ARTICLE 1: To see if the Town will vote to transfer a sum or sums of money for the operation of various 
Town Departments and expenses; or do anything in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 2: To see if the Town will vote to amend Chapter 3, Section 15 fo the By-laws of the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Wilmington Revised, by adding the following pertaining to the moritorium of sale of town-owned 
land as voted at the Special Town Meeting of April 27, 1985: 

Notwithstanding the above moratorium, the Selectmen may sell, transfer and convey with the approval 
of the Town Meeting subject to all applicable law, parcels of land subject to the following described 
exceptions: 

a) Parcels of land improved by residential structures, the rights of redemption of which have 
been foreclosed in the Land Court after a taking by the Town of Wilmington for the non-payment 
of taxes, and further provided that the redeeming party shall pay the amount equal to the 
accumulated arrearages of taxes, interest, costs and related charges, as determined by the Town 
Meeting; 

b) Parcels of land owned by the Town of Wilmington may be sold or exchanged for other parcels of 
land owned by charitable corporations and/or veterans' s organizations; 

c) Parcels of land owned by the Town of Wilmington, or parts thereof, may be sold to an abutting 
owner, but only provided that the house of the abutting owner encroaches upon the town-owned land 
so that financing of the abutting owners' premises cannot be accomplished in the ordinary course of 
business, creating a substantial hardship for the abutting owner, provided that the encroachment 
was not caused by the willfull neglect of the abutting owner, and further provided that the land 
conveyed to the abutting owner does not exceed 50 feet of frontage on a street or way, or do 
anything else in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 3: To see if the Town will vote to appropriate by transferring from Conservation Commission 
available funds a sum or sura of moneys for the operation of the Conservation Commission and expenses; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 



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Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant, or a certified copy thereof with your doings thereon to 
the Town Clerk as sson as may be and before said meeting. Given under our hands and seal of said Town this 
23rd day of March, A,D., One Thousand Nine Hundred and Eighty-seven, 



Board of Selectmen 

Rocco V. DePasquale, Chairman 

Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. 

Robert J. Cain 

Robert L. Doucette 

James C. Stewart 

All Warrants were posted by the Constable of the Town of Wilmington, March 30, 1987. A quorum being present 
at 1:50 P.M., the Moderator opened the Special Town Meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, and a 
moment of Silent Prayer for the departed of the town especially those who contributed their time and efforts 
to the town. He then in the absence of clergy asked for guidance in the deliberations of the day from all 
present. After introduction of newly elected and re-elected officials the Warrant for the Special Town 
Meeting was read. 

Motion by Robert Doucette, "I move that the Moderator dispense with further reading of the Warrant and take 
up and make reference to each article by number. Motion - seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 1: Drawn 2nd at 2:42 P.M. To see if the Town will vote to transfer a sum or sums of money for the 
operation of various Town departments and expenses; or do anything in relation thereto. Motions proposed 
are as recommended by Finance Committee. 

Motion by Reginald S. Stapczynski, 1(a): "1 move that the Town vote to transfer in the FY-1987 budget the 
sum of $16,258. from the Salary - Police Patrolmen Account to the Police Arrest, Court Investigation 
Account. Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted $16,258. 

Motion by Reginald S. Stapczynski, 1(b): "I move that the Town vote to transfer in the FY-1987 budget the 
sum of $13,580 from the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Account to Police Department Capital Outlay. Finance 
Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted. $13,580. 

Motion by Reginald S. Stapczynski, 1(c): "I move that the Town vote to transfer in the FY-1987 budget the 
sum of $10,000 from D.P.W. Snow and Ice Account - Salaries to D.P.W. Snow and Ice Account - Expenses." 
Finance Committee recommends approval Motion seconded and so voted $10,000. 

Motion by Reginald S. Stapczynski, 1(d): "I move that the Town vote to raise by transfer or appropriate in 
the FY-1987 budget the sum of $67,000 to the D.P.W. Rubbish Collection Account by the following sums: 

a transfer of $8,282 from D.P.W. - Snow and Ice - salaries 

a transfer of $52,551 from Blue Cross/Blue Shield account 

an appropriation of $6,167 from the Additional FY-87 Lottery distribution as approved by the 
Department of Revenue." Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted 
$67,000 

Motion by Reginald S. Stapczynski, 1(e): "I move that the Town vote to raise by appropriation in the 
FY-1987 budget the sum of $39,000 to Workmens' Compensation account from the Additional FY-87 Lottery 
distribution as approved by the Department of Revenue." Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion 
seconded and so voted $39,000. 

ARTICLE 2: (drawn as #3) To see if the Town will vote to amend Chapter 3, Section 16 of the By-Laws of the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised, by adding the following pertaining to the moritorium on sale 
of town-owned land as voted at the Special Town Meeting of April 27, 1985: 

Notwithstanding the above moratorium, the Selectmen may sell, transfer and convey with the approval of 
the Town Meeting subject to all applicable law, parcels of land subject to the following described 
exceptions: 

a) Parcels of land improved by residential structures, the rights of redemption of which have been 
foreclosed in the Land Court after a taking by the Town of Wilmington for the non-payment of taxes, 
and further provided that the redeeming party shall pay the amount equal to the accumulated 
arrearages of taxes, interest, costs and related charges, as determined by the Town Meeting; 

b) Parcels of land owned by the Town of Wilmington may be sold or exchanged for other parcels of land 
owned by charitable corporations and/or veterans' organizations; 

c) Parcels of land owned by the Town of Wilmington, or parts thereof, may be sold to an abutting 
owner, but only provided that the house of the abutting owner encroaches upon the town-owned land 
so that financing of the abutting owners' premises cannot be accomplished in the ordinary course of 
business, creating a substantial hardship for the abutting owner, provided that the encroachment 
was not caused by the wilfull neglect of the abutting owner, and further provided that the land to 
be conveyed to the abutting owner does not exceed 50 feet of frontage on a street or way, or do 
anything else in relation thereto. 



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(Article 2 cont'd) 

Motion by James C. Stewart. The main motion read the same as the article, after the motion was seconded 
The maker of the motion made a second motion which deleted the words (charitable corporations and/or) in 
paragraph Finance Committee recommends disapproval and Planning Board recommends disapproval, 
(b) This motion was seconded and voted on after which the main motion as amended was so voted. 

ARTICLE 3: (Drawn as #1) To see if the Town will vote to appropriate by transferring from Conservation 
Commission available funds a sum or sum of moneys for the operation of the Conservation Commission and 
expenses; or do anything in relation thereto. Finance Committee recommends disapproval. Motion by Robert 
LaVita, of the Conservation Commission, "I move that the Town vote to transfer in the FY- 87 budget the sum 
of $10,000. from conservation Commission Administrator's Salary Account to the following: $2,000. to other 
salaries account, and $8,000. to expenses - Legal Services." After much discussion a vote was taken and 
questioned so a standing vote was taken at 2:40 P.M. Motion lost YES 89 NO 110 

Upon the completion of the three articles above, the Moderator asked for a motion to adjourn the Special 
Town Meeting. Motion was made, seconded and so voted. 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON - ANNUAL TOWN MEEFING - APRIL 25, 1987 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 



At this time 3:20 P.M., the Moderator started reading the Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting and was 
interupted by Robert Doucette "I move that the Moderator dispense with further reading of the Wc -ant and 
take up and make reference to each article by number." Motion was seconded and So Voted. 

ARTICLE 2: To hear reports of Committees and act thereon. Motion by Robert L. Doucette, "I move to pass 
over this article". Motion seconded and voted to pass over 

ARTICLE 3: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of paying 
unpaid bills of previous years; or do anything in relation thereto. Motion by Robert Doucette, "I move to 
pass over this article." Motion seconded and so voted to pass over. 

ARTICLE 4: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning 
July 1, 1987, in accordance with the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4, and to issue a note 
or notes therefor, payable within one year, and to renew any notes therefor, payable within one year, and to 
renew any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than one year in accordance with General Laws, 
Chapter 44, Section 17; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert L. Doucette, "I move that the town vote to authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval 
of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year 
beginning July 1, 1987, in accordance with the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4, and to 
issue a note or notes therefor, payable within one year, and to renew any notes therefor, payable within one 
year, and to renew any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than one year in accordance with 
General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17". Motion seconded and so voted 

Article 5: To see how much money the Town will appropriate for the expenses of the Town and the salaries of 
several Town Officers and Departments and determine how the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, 
transfer from available funds, or otherwise; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Anita Backman, Chairman of the Finance Committee, "I move that the several and respective sums as 
recommended and presented by the Finance Committee be raised by taxation or by transfer from available funds 
and appropriated for the purpose set forth in Article #5. each item to be taken up and voted on in the order 
they appear, subject to amendment, and each item not be open for reconsideration until the entire budget is 
voted." Motion seconded and so voted. 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Selectmen - Legislative 

Salaries $ 2,000 

Expenses 6,250 

Capital Outlay 

8,250 



Selectmen - Elections 



Salaries 9,200 

Expenses 3,000 

Capital Outlay 

12,200 

Registrar of Voters 

Salaries 2,000 

Expenses 8,400 



T07400 



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Budget cont'd) 

Finance Conmittee 

Salary 1^500 

Expenses 3,850 

Town Manager 

Salary - Town Manager 57,383 

Other Salaries 64,405 

(Motion by Michael McCoy, "I move to amend the figure in the budget under the 
heading Town Manager, line item "Other Salaries" from $64,405 to $33,468. Motion 
seconded. Finance Committee recommends disapproval. Amendment was defeated.) 

Ebcpenses 1,100 

Capital Outlay 

122,888 

Town Accountant 

Salary - Town Accountant 37,643 

Other Salaries 33,161 

Expenses 2,260 

Capital Outlay 

73,064 

Treasurer 

Salary - Treasurer/Collector 38,598 

Other Salaries 70,354 

Expenses 9,492 

Tax Title Foreclosures 14,000 

Capital Outlay 

i3i;wr 

Town Clertc 

Salary - Town Clerk 32,942 

Other Salaries 24,900 

Esqpenses 900 

Capiital Outlay 

58,742 

Board of Assessors 

Salary - Principal Assessor 47,355 

Other Salaries 41,304 

Expenses 18,400 

^praisals, EDP & Inventories 58,000 

165,059 

Town Counsel 

Personal Services and Expenses 43,000 

Town Hall 

Salaries 65,154 

Expenses 37,650 

Capital Outlay 

102,804 

Permanent Building Committee 

Salary 2,500 

Expenses 500 

Capital Outlay 

T;m 

TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT 737,201 



At this point the Town Manager and Attorney Al«in Altman thanked the Permanent Building Committee for tlieir 
efforts and for a great job done in the High School alterations. 

PROTECTION - PERSONS 8c PROPERTY 



Police Department 

Salary - Chief 49,773 

Deputy Chief 39,783 

Lieutenant 35,100 

Sergeants 219,376 



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Patrolmen 743,646 

Clerks 38,348 

Fill-In-Cost 236,000 

Paid Holidays 49,395 

Specialists 7^000 

Night Shift Differential 17,760 

Incentive Pay 24*800 

Expenses 105,580 

Capital Outlay 20,300 

1,586,861 

Constables 

Salaries 100 

Fire 

Salary Chief 52,513 

Deputy Chief 72,166 

Lieutenants 151,256 

Privates 717,413 

Dispatchers - Clerks 34,338 

Fill-In-Cost 113,319 

Paid Holidays 52,985 

EMt § Incentive Pay 50,100 

Overtime - Fire Alarm Maint 7,048 

Expenses 45,120 

Capital Outlay 20,500 

1316,558 

Emergency Management 

Salary 1,500 

Expenses 5,150 

Capital Outlay 3,850 

10,500 

Animal Control 

Salary 15,750 

Expenses 14,945 

Capital Outlay 

307695 

Sealer of Weights § Measurers 

Salary 1,500 

Expenses 50 

1,550 

TOTAL PROTECTION PERSONS § PROPERTY 2,946,264 

COMWITY DEVELOPMENT 
Planning Board 

Salary 26,384 

Expenses 5 , 409 

Capital Outlay 

31,793 

Building Inspector/ Board of Appeals 

Salary - Building Inspector 33,564 

Other Salaries 46,176 

Expenses 2,150 

Capital Outlay 1,050 



Board of Health 

Salary - Director 33,564 

Other Salaries 49,883 

Hospital 5 Medical Care 500 

Expenses 4,550 

Mental Health 15,593 

Capital Outlay 1,025 

105,115 

Conservation Commission 

Salary - Administrator 24,634 

Other Salaries 7,722 

Expenses 6,000 

Capital Outlay ^725 

39,081 

TOTAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 258,929 



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PUBLIC WORKS 
Town Engineer 

Salary - Town Engineer 34,749 

Other Salaries 87,016 

Expenses 3,050 

1241815 

Highway Division 

Salary - Superintendent 52,513 

Other Salaries 589,594 

Expenses 226,340 

Sidewalk Projects 50,000 

Road Machinery - Expenses 38,000 

Gasoline, Oil, Tires - Highway 30,100 

Gasoline, Oil, Diesel Fuel 5 Tires-All -Others 59,620 

Drainage Projects 35,000 

Public Street Lights 170,000 

Chapter 90 Construction 84,348 

Chapter 90 Maintenance 55,000 

Chapter 81 Maintenance 76 382 

1,466,897 

Snow 5 Ice Control 

Salaries 171,689 

Expenses 192,700 

364,389 

Rubbish Collection 

Expenses 747,933 

Tree Division 

Salaries 77,285 

Expenses 15,100 

92,385 

Parks 5 Grounds Divsion 

Salaries 108,167 

Expenses 145,250 



Cemetery 

Salaries 64,719 



(Motion by Anita Backman, "I move that the sum of $93,719 be appropriated for the 
the Cemetery Division - Other Salaries Account; $17,000 to be raised by transfer 
from the sale of Cemetery Lots Account, and the sum of $12,000 to be raised by 
transfer from Interest Cemetery Trust Funds, and the balance of $64,719 to be raised 
by taxation." Motion seconded and voted.") 



Expenses 46,200 

110,919 

TOTAL PUBLIC WORKS 3,160,755 

MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS 

School Maintenance § Operations 

Salary - Superintendent 45,533 

Other Salaries 1,003,414 

Expenses 129,100 

Expenses - Boiler Repair 70,000 

Expenses - Heating Fuel 210,000 

Roof Repairs 122,600 

Cost of Vandalism 19,000 



(Motion by Finance Committee, "1 move that the sum of $114,200 be appropriated for 
Maintenance § Operations - Capital Outlay; the sum of $17,000 to be raised by transfer 
from the Sale of Real Estate and the sum of $46,557 to be raised by transfer from 
Insurance Reimbursement and the balance of $50,643 to be raised by taxation.") 



Capital Outlay 50,643 

1,650,290 

Town Building Maintenance f, Operations 

Expenses 17,775 

Electricity 70,000 

Utilities 72,000 

Capital Outlay 69,200 

228,975 

TOTAL MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS 1,879,265 



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VETERANS' AID 

Veterans' Aid 5 Benefits 

Salary - Part-Time Agent 4,420 

Expenses 570 

Assistance - Veterans is^qqq 

17,990 

LIBRARY 5 RECREATION 
LIBRARY 

Salary-Director 36,584 

Other Salaries 201 'l48 

Expenses 91,096 

Capital Outlay 4,646 

333,474 

RECREATION 

Salary-Director 36,584 

Other Salaries 52,243 

Expenses 6,850 

95,677 

TOTAL LIBRARY 5 RECREATION 429,151 
MATURING DEBT 5 INTEREST 

Schools 1,264,940 

General Government 155,375 

Motion, "I move that the sum of $844,153 be appropriated for Maturing Debt ^ Interest 

Water to be raised by transfer from Water Department Anticipated Funds with a balance of zero 

to be raised by taxation." Motion seconded and so voted 

Water 

Sewer 576,750 

Authentication Fees 5 Misc. Debt 

Total Maturing Debt and Interest 1,997,065 

MISCELLANEOUS 
Historical Commission 

Salaries 500 

Expenses 380 

Capital Outlay 600 

1,480 

COUNCIL ON AGING 

Salaries (includ 3 P/T) 39,187 

Expenses 42,700 

81,887 

HANDICAPPED AFFAIRS CCMIISSION 

Salaries 1,000 

Expenses 500 

T7500 

UNCLASSIFIED § RESERVE 
Insurance § Bonds 

"Motion by Anita Backman, I move that the sum of $636,784 be appropriated 160,784 
for Insurance and Bonds; the sum of $476,000 to be raised by transfer from Free Cash and the 
balance of $160,784 to be raised by taxation. Motion seconded and so voted 
Blue Cross-Blue Shield § Group Life 

"Motion by Anita Backman, I move that the sum of $1,125,000 be appropriated for 756,728 
Blue Cross-Blue Shield and Group Life; the sum of $368,272 to be raised by tansfer from the 
Adjusted Free Cash and the balance of $756,728 to be raised by Taxation" Motion seconded and 
so voted. 

Local Transportation 15,000 

Reserve Funds 50,000 

Salary Adjustments § Additional Costs 280,000 

Sewer Maintenance 25,000 

Town Report 5,000 

Veterans' Retirement 29,370 

Employees' Retirement (Unused Sick Leave) 25,000 

Unemployment Payments Town Only 1,000 

Microfilm Project 2,000 

Out-of-State-Travel 5,000 

Annual Audit 16,500 

Computer Hardware Maintenance/Expenses 30,854 

Hazardous Material Consulting 15,000 

M.W.R.A. Sewer Assessment 362,948 

Medicare Employer's Contribution 22,000 

TOTAL MISCELLANEOUS 1,887,051 

TOTAL MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT 13,313,671 



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SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 

School Department 11,007,114 

Vocational Training 12,000 

Regional Vocational School District 865,353 

TOTAL SCHOOL DEPARTMENT ll,$S4,467 

STATUTORY CHARGES 

Current Years Overlay 500,000 

Prior Years Overlay Deficit 

Retirement Contributions 803,000 

County Assessment 244,871 

State Park. Assessment 

MBTA 363,001 

Final Court Judgements 

Other Items 215,425 

TOTAL STATUTORY CHARGES 2,126,297 

ESTIMATED AVAILABLE FUNDS 

Local Receipts 3,310,000 

Local Aid 6,284,873 

Federal Revenue Sharing 

Estimated Free Cash 476,000 

Water Dept. - Avail. Funds 885,000 

Sales of Cemetery Lots 17,000 

Interest from Cemetary Trust Funds 12,000 

Prior Year Over Estimate 27,000 

Sale of Real Estate 17,000 

Insurance Reimbursement 46,557 

TOTAL ESTIMATED AVAILABLE FUNDS 11,075,430 



ARTICLE 6: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purchase of several 
following items of capital expenditures and further to authorize the sale of turn-in, if any, of the several 
items listed below and for the use of the several departments so designated; and to determine how the same 
shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert L. Doucette, "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate designed sums 
for the purchase of the several items of capital expenditures, and to authorize the sale or turn-in of the 
several itmes so designated, each department to be voted separately." Motion was seconded and so voted. 

a. Police Department 

b. Fire Department 

1. Replacement of Chiefs vehicle including 

c. D.P.W. - Highway Division 
Yi Replacement of grader 

2. Replacement of dump truck 

3. New and replacement - 2 way radios 

4. New snow blower 
radio and siren 

d. D.P.W. - Rubbish Collection and Disposal 
1. Truck scale 

e. D.P.W. - Parks and Grounds Division 
1. Replacement of 72" lawn mover 

f . D.P.W. - Cemetery Division 

1. Replacement of dump truck with a 4x4 dump truck 

g. Public Buildings 

1. Small computer for management information system 

2. New pickup truck 

or do anything in relation thereto. Finance Committe recommends approval of this article. 

Motion by Robert L. Doucette, "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate designed suras 
for the purchase of the several items of capital expenditures, and to authorize the sale or turn-in of the 
several itmes so designated, each department to be voted separately." Motion was seconded and so voted. 

a. Police Department 67,500 
1. Replacement of five (5) police cruisers 

Motion by Michael McCoy, "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $67,500 
for the purchase of five Police vehicles, and at the discretion of the Town Manager authorize the sale or 
turn-in of the vehicles presently used by the Police Department." Motion seconded and so voted 



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b. Fire Department 

1. Replacement of Chiefs vehicle including radio and siren 15,645 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the Tovm vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $15,645 
for the purchase of Chief's vehicle including radio and siren and at the discretion of the Town Manager 
authorize the sale or turn-in of the vehicle replaced". Motion seconded and so voted. 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of 
$251,374 for the purchase of the following equipment: and at the discretion of the Town Manger to authorize 
the sale or turn-in of the vehicles replaced above, ^fotion seconded and so voted 

c. D.P.W. - Highway Division 

1. Replacement of grader 95,735 

2. Replacement of dump truck 34,113 

3. New and replacement - 2 way radios 15,000 

4. New snow blower 44,284 

d. D.P.W. - Rubbish Collection and Disposal 

1. Truck scale 42,045 

e. D.P.W. - Parks and Grounds Division 

Y. Replacement of 72" lawn mover 6,670 

f. D.P.W. - Cemetery Division 

T. Replacement of dunp truck with a 4x4 dysmp truck 

Motion by James C. Stewart, "I move that the Town to raise by taxation and approptriate the sum of $11,804 
for the purchase of the following equipment;" Motion seconded and so voted 

g. Public Buildings 

1. Small ccoputer for management information system 3,500 

2. New pickup trxick 8,304 



ARTICLE 7: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purchase of several 
items of new and replacement capital equipment for the School Department; or do anything in relation thereto. 

a. High School 

1. Various office and electronic equipment 

b. North Intermediate 

1. Various office and library equipment 

c. West Intermediate 

1. Various office and electronic equipment 

d. Shawsheen 

1. Various office and electronic equipment 

e. Wildvpod 

1. Various office and electronic equipment 

f . Wobum 

TT" Various office and electronic equipment 

g. Performing St Fine Arts 

1. Various office and electronic equipment 

h. Physical Education 

1. Various athletic equipment 

i. Special Education 

1. Office equipment 
j . Systemwide 

1. Various electronic equipment 

Motion by Bridget Zukas, "I move that the sum of $126,474, be raised by taxation for the purchase of 
capital equipment for use in the Wilmington Public Schools." Motion seconded and so voted as listed below 
Financial Committee recommends approval 

a. High School 

1. Various office and electronic equipment 23,032 



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b. 


North Intermediate 






1. Various office and library equipment 


13,120 


c. 


West Intermediate 




1. Various office and electronic equipment 


6,346 


d 


Shawsheen 






1. Various office and electronic equipment 


2,998 


e. 


Wildwood 




1. Various office and electronic equipment 


1,510 


f . 


Woburn 




1. Various office and electronic equipment 


1,701 


g- 


Performing ^ Fine Arts 






1. Various office and electronic equipment 


5,262 


h. 


Physical Education 






Various athletic equipment 


6,195 


i. 


Special Education 






1. Office equipment 


450 


j. 


Systemwide 






1. Various electronic equipment 


65,860 



Upon completion of the budget all articles from Article 8 on will be drawn by random selection. 

ARTICLE 8: (drawn as #2) To see if the Town will vote to authorize Upon completion of the budget all 
articles from # 8 on will be drawn by random selection. 

To see if the Town will authorize its Treasurer/Collector to enter into a compensating balance agreement or 
agreements for Fiscal Year 1988 pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 53F of the General laws; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion by James Stewart, "I move that the Town vote to authorize its Treasurer/Collector to enter into a 
compensating balance agreement or agreements for Fiscal Year 1988 pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 53F of the 
M.G.L." Finance Committee recommends approval Motion seconded and so voted 

ARTICLE 9: (drawn as tf 15) To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen or the Town 
Manager to apply for, accept, and enter into contracts from time to time for the expenditure of any funds, 
without further appropriations allotted to Wilmington by the U.S. Federal Government under any Federal Grant 
Program and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under any State Grant Program; or do anything in relation 
thereto. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen or the Town 
Manager to apply for, accept, and enter into contracts from time to time for the expenditure of any funds, 
ithout further appropriations, allotted to Wilmington by the U. S. Federal Government under any federal 
grant program and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under any state grant program. 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded so voted. 

ARTICLE 10: To see if the Town will vote to establish a municipal electric plant pursuant to the 
appropriate provisions of Chapter 164 of the M.G.L. and in that connection to acquire those facilities 
located in the Town presently owned by Reading Municipal Light Department; or do anything in relation 
thereto. Finance Committee approves 

(drawn as #1) at 4:50 P.M. However due to the fact that the budget usually takes until after dinner break 
Mr. Cain made a motion "I move that we postpone action on this article until 7:30 P.M. or so, after dinner." 
Motion seconded § voted 

At 8:15 P.M. with a quorum present the Moderator announced that the meeting would reconvene for the purpose 
of acting on the warrant articles to come before it. They would be taken by random draw as previouly 
announced in the earlier session, after Article 10 that was postponed until now. 

Article 10 was enacted upon when the meeting reconveined at approximately 8:15 P.M Motion by Robert J. 
Cain, "I move that the Town vote to establish a municipal electric plant pursuant to the appropriate 
provisions of Chapter 164 of the M.G.L. and in that connection to acquire those facilities located in the 
Town presently owned by Reading Municipal Light Department." Motion seconded. Finance Committee recommends 
ds approval. Reading Light was now present. The Moderator explained that this would be a secret ballot and 
that the tellers would set up for this while discussion was going on. After much discussion the vote was 
taken with the tellers set up at the back of the gymnasium with check lists. The Town Clerk left her place 
at the front of the hall and issued YES/NO ballots to each precinct to give out for the vote. 337 people 
voted Yes 286 No 51 so voted 



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ARTICLE 11: This article was drawn with #10 as one depended upon the other. It was acted upon right after 
the secret ballot was tallied by the tellers. 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $125,000 to be expended to provide 
engineering, legal and other technical assistance to the Board of Selectmen and Town Manager for the 
creation of a Wilmington Municipal Electric Department; or do anything in relation thereto. Finance 
Committee recommends approval Finance Committee recommends approval. 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of 
$125,000 to be expended to provide engineering, legal and other technical assistance to the Board of 
Selectmen and Town Manager for the creation of a Wilmington Municipal Electric Department. Motion seconded 
and so voted $125,000. 

ARTICLE 12: (Drawn as #20) To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $60,000 for the 
defense of several Appellate Tax Board cases pending against the Board of Assessors; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion by James Stewart, "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $60,000 
for the defense of several Appellate Tax Board cases pending against the Board of Assessors." Finance 
Committee recommends approval Motion seconded and so voted $60,000. 

ARTICLE 13: Drawn as #23) To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sura of $50,000 to be 
expended for the purpose of providing preliminary, architectural, engineering and other related studies 
relative to the need and location of: a) Fire Substation; b) Police Station renovation and addition; c) 
permanent relocation of the Town Hall in the vicinity of the Town Common and related land use planning 
issues involving the Town Common area; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by James C. Stewart, read the same as the main article. Motion seconded and so voted $50,000. 

ARTICLE 14: (Drawn as #21) To see if the Town will vote to exchange a portion of town-owned land, being a 
southeasterly portion of Parcel 18 as shown on Assessor's Map 12 for the parcel of land owned by the 
American Legion Post 136 and shown as Parcel 21 on Assessors' Map 52; or do anything in relation 
thereto. Motion, Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. "I move that the Town vote to exchange a certain parcel of land 
being part of town-owned land shown as Parcel 18 on Assessors' Map 12 bounded and described as follows: 

Easterly by Old Main Street 125.00 ft. 

Southerly by land of Canada 130.00 ft. 

Easterly by land of Canada and Gardner 

Realty Trust in 3 courses 73.30 ft., 125.67 ft. and 154.89 ft. 

Southerly by the Wobum City/Wilmington Town line 303jt^ ft. 

Westerly through land of the Town of Wilmington 390j»^ ft. 

Northerly through land of the Town of Wilmington 380+ ft. 

Containing 3.7+^ acres all as shown on a sketch on file with the Office of tHe Town Clerk; for the parcel of 
land owned by the American Legion Post 136 and shown as Parcel 21 on Assessors' Map 52 however bounded and 
described." Finance Committee recommends disapproval and Planning Board recommends disapproval Motion was 
seconded and after some explainations was voted YES 199 No 9 so voted 

ARTICLE 15: Drawn 22nd at 11:58 P.M. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
sell and convey to Mrs. Josephine DiPillo or her nominee a certain parcel of Town-owned land, foreclosed by 
the Town for the non-payment of taxes, shown as Parcel 2 on Assessor's Map 7 bound and described as follows: 
"A certain parcel of land with the buildings thereon situated on the Westerly side of Forest Street and 
the Easterly side of Wirt Avenue in said Wilmington and being Lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 49, 50, 51 and 52 on a 
plan of land entitled "Wilmington Manor, Wilmington, Mass., owned by Frank W. Coughlin, September 1909, 
H.A. Millhouse, C.E." and which plan is recorded with Middlesex North District Deeds in Plan Book 27, 
Plan 7 and thus bounded: EASTERLY by said Forest Street, Ninety-seven and 5/10 (97.5) feet; SOUTHERLY 
by Lot 6 on said plan. One Hundred Seventy-five (175) feet; WESTERLY by said Wirt Avenue, One Hundred 
(100) feet; and NORTHERLY by Lots 11 and 48 on said plan. Two Hundred Forty (240) feet. Being a portion 
of the same premises to us conveyed as Trustees, by deed of Pauline M. Waisnor dated October 29, 1959 
and recorded in said Registry in Book 1457, Page 331." subject to such terms and conditions as the 
Selectmen may determine, and further to set the minimum amount to be paid for such conveyance; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, read the same as the main article with the exception that a price of $32,988. was 
entered and in the second line 'the word nominee was changed to children'. Motion was seconded. Finance 
Committee recommends disapproval and the Planning Board recommends disapproval. Attorney Dan Brown spoke in 
their behalf. After much discussion the vote was unanimously so voted 

ARTICLE 16: (Drawn as #16) To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money to acquire 
by purchase or by eminent domain or accept as a gift, parcel of land shown on "Land in Wilmington, Mass., 
Boston and Maine Corporation, Scale 1 inch = 50 feet, October, 1964," said premises being shown as "Paved 
parking area and platform"; and further to determine how the appropriation shall be raised. 



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whether by taxation, transfer from available funds or borrowing; or do anything in relation thereto. 
Motion by Carl Backjnan Jr., "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of 
$22,500 to acquire by purchase or by eminent domain or accept as a gift, a parcel of land shown on plan 
entitled "Land in Wilmington, Mass., Boston and Maine Corporation, Scale 1 inch = 50 feet, October, 1964," 
said premises being shown as "Paved parking area and platform." Finance Comm recommends disapproval. 
Motion seconded and so voted Yes 189 No 5 

ARTICLE 17: (Drawn as #11) To see if the Town will vote to amend the By-Laws of the Inhabitants of the 
Town of Wilmington Revised, by deleting Section 19, Chapter 5 and substituting the following: 

VEHICLES OBSTRUCTING SNOW § ICE REMOVAL/ WINTER PARKING BAN 

19. No persons shall leave any vehicle parked upon a public way or a way to which the public has a 
right of access in such manner that will interfere with the plowing or removal of snow or the removal of 
ice therefrom. 

No person having a vehicle under his care or control shall leave the same parked or unattended upon 
a public way or a way to which the public has a right of access between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 
6:00 a.m. from December 1st through April 1st in each year. Whoever violates any provision of this 
section shall forfeit and pay for each offense a fine not exceeding fifty ($50) dollars. Each day 
shall be considered a separate offense. 

The Department of Public Works Superintendent or the Police Chief is authorized to remove or cause to be 
removed, to some convenient place, including in such term a public, garage any vehicle interfering with 
removing or plowing snow or removing ice, from any public way and the owner of such vehicle shall be liable 
for the cost of such removal and for the storage charges, if any, resulting therefrom; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael McCoy, the same as the main motion so it was not read in its entirety. Finance Committee 
recommends approval. Motion seconded and voted unanimously. So voted 

ARTICLE 18: (Drawn as #13 To see if the Town will vote to amend the By-Laws of the Inhabitants of the Town 
of Wilmington Revised, Chapter 2, Section 2. "Election and Term of Office for Town Moderator," by changing 
the length of term from one year to three years; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. "I move that the Town vote to amend the By-Laws of the Inhabitants of the 
Town of Wilmington Revised, Chapter 2, Section 2. "Election and Term of Office for Town Moderator," by 
changing the length of term from one year to three years." Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion 
Seconded and so voted 

ARTICLE 19: (Drawn as #10) To see if the Town will vote to set a fee of $15.00 for the licensing of 
stables for the keeping of horses, in accordance with G. L. Chapter 111, Section 155; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion by Gregory Erickson Board of Heath Director, "I move that the Town vote to set a fee of $15.00 for 
the licensing of stables for the keeping of horses, in accordance with G. L. Chapter 111, Section 155. 
Article proposed by Board of Health. Finance Committee recommends approval Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 20: (Drawn as #3) To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of G.L., Chapter 59, 
Section 5, Clause 41C as enacted by Chapter 73, of the Acts of 1986, to commence with Fiscal Year 1987; or 
do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Anthony Krzeminski Principal Assessor, "I move that the Town vote to accept the provisions of 
G.L., Chapter 59, Section 5, Clause 41C as enacted by Chapter 73, of the Acts of 1986, to commence with 
Fiscal Year 1987. Article by Board of Assessors Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded 
and so voted. 

ARTICLE 21: (Drawn as #9) To see if the Town will vote to delete Section 6.5.1. of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-Law in its entirety and add a new Section' 6.5.1. as follows: 6.5.1. General Regulations - In all 
instances specified in Section 3, Table 1 Principal Use Regulations as requiring site plan review and for 
all accessory uses therto, no building permit shall be issued in any case where a building is to be 
constructed or to be externally enlarged or where, upon remodeling, in the opinion of the Inspector of 
Buildings, adequate on site parking spaces have not been provided or where the Inspector of Buildings has 
determined there is an existing safety hazard or that a safety hazard could be created by the proposed 
construction, except in conformity with site plan review. No use, including parking shall be expanded in 
ground coverage, except inconformity with site plan review; or do anything in relation thereto. 

The main motion read the same as the article. Motion # 2 by Carol Hamilton, "I move to amend Article 21 as 
it appears in the warrant to read "That the town vote to delete section 6.5.1 of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-Law i its entirely and add a new section 6.5.1 as follows: 6.5.1 General Regulations - In all instances 
specified in section 3, Table 1 - Principal Use Regulations as requireing site plan review and for all 
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or to be externally modified, altered or enlarged, except in comformity with site plan review. No use, 
including parking shall be expanded in ground coverage, except in conformity with site plan review. Main 
motion was seconded and 2nd motion was seconded and so voted. Main motion as amended was voted unanimouly 
so voted 

ARTICLE 22: (Drawn as #8) To see if the Town will vote to delete Section 5.3.2. of the Wilmington Zoning 
By-law in its entirety and add a new Section 5.3.2. as follows: 5.3.2. Pre-Existing Lots - In the 
residence districts a dwelling may be erected on a lot shown on a plan recorded prior to November 28, 1955 
having less that the required lot area, frontage or width provided said lot conformed with the lot size 
provisions applicable to the construction of a dwelling on said lot as set forth in the Zoning By-laws on 
September 14, 1934. Further provided that said lot did not adjoin other land of the same owner available for 
use in this connection, or that the lot was shown on a definitive subdivision plan duly approved by the 
Planning Board subsequent to July 28, 1954. In addition, in all districts, any property which does not 
conform to one or more of the dimensional provisions of this By-law because of an acquisition or taking for 
a public purpose, shall be deemed to conform to such dimensional provision to the degree that said property 
conformed prior to the public acquisition or taking; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by William Hooper, "I move to pass over Article 22." Finance Committee recommends disapproval. 
Motion second and so voted to pass over 

ARTICLE 23: (Drawn as #25) To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $750.00 each 
(for a total of $3,000) for the purpose of renewing under the authority of Section 9 of Chapter 40 of the 
General Laws as amended the lease of: 

a. Veterans of Foreign Wars Clubhouse on Main Street for the purpose of providing suitable 
headquarters for the Nee-Ellsworth Post 2458 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. 

b. American Legion Clubhouse, Inc. in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters 
for the Wilmington Post 136 of the American Legion. 

c. Disabled American Veterans Clubhouse in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable 
headquarters for the Wilmington Chapter No. 106 of the Disabled American Veterans. 

d. Marine Corp League on Middlesex Avenue in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable 
headquarters fo the Marine Corp. League; or do anything in relation theron 

Motion by Michael McCoy, "I move that the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $750. each (or a 
total of $3,000) for the purpose of renewing under authority of Section 9 of Chapter 40 of the General Laws 
as amended the lease of: Finance Committee recommends approval. 

a. Veterans of Foreign Wars Clubhouse on Main Street for the purpose of providing suitable 
headquarters for the Nee-Ellsworth Post 2458 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. 

b. American Legion Clubhouse, Inc. in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters 
for the Wilmington Post 136 of the American Legion. 

c. Disabled American Veterans Clubhouse in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable 
headquarters for the Wilmington Chapter No. 106 of the Disabled American Veterans. 

d. Marine Corp League on Middlesex Avenue in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable 
headquarters for the Marine Corp. League or do anyting in relation theron 

ARTICLE 24: (Drawn as #4) To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $5,000 for the 
observance of Memorial Day and Veterans Day, and that the Moderator appoint a committee who shall arrange 
and have charge of said observance; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. "To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $5,000 
for the observance of Memorial Day and Veterans Day, and that the Moderator appoint a committee who shall 
arrange and have charge of said observance; or do anything in relation thereto." Motion was the same as 
main article was seconded Finance Committee recommends approval so voted $5,000. 

ARTICLE 25: (Drawn as #18) To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of clause 17 D of Section 
5 of Chapter 59 of the MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAWS. That the real property occupied by such person as his or 
her domicile shall not be included in computing the whole estate for the purpose of applying for a property 
tax exemption; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Rep. James R. Miceli, "To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of clause 17 D of 
Section 5 of Chapter 59 of the MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAWS. That the real property occupied by such person as 
his or her domicile shall not be included in computing the whole estate for the purpose of applying for a 
property tax exemption; or do anything in relation thereto." Finance Committee recommends approval Motion 
seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 26: (Drawn as #19) with Article 27. To see if the Town will vote to make an exception to the 
moratorium on the sale of vacant Town-owned land placed at the April, 1985 Town Meeting, or take any other 
action relative thereto, for the land adjacent to 138 Aldrich Road and described as lots 516 and 517 on a 
plan of land entitled "Wilmington Manor", dated September 1909, made by H.A. Millhouse, C. E. and recorded 
with Middlesex North Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 27, Plan 7; or do anything in relation thereto. 



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(Article 26 cont'd) Finance Committee recommends disapproval. This article was withdrawn at the request of 
Mr. Luciano because the vote of Article 2 of the Special Town Meeting made it unnecessary. His motion to 
withdraw was seconded and so voted withdrawn 

ARTICLE 27: (Drawn as 19th) with Article 26 To see if the Town will vote to sell a certain parcel of land 
adjacent to 138 Aldrich Road and described as lots 516 and 517 on a plan of land entitled "Wilmington Manor" 
dated September 1909, made by H.A. Millhouse, C.E. and recorded with Middlesex North Registry of Deeds in 
Plan Book 27, Plan 7, to abutting property owners James C. and Cynthia J. Luciano for a fair market value 
consideration to be determined by the Town Assessor; or take any action relative thereto. 

Motion by Mr. James C. Luciano presented his motion reading the same as the main article with the amount of 
$6,000. being put on the parcel of land. The motion was seconded and he explained his need for this small 
parcel to make his home conforming to zoning by-laws so he could refinance if necessary. Finance Committee 
recommends approval. The vote was unanimous so voted 

ARTICLE 28: (Drawn as #24) To see if the Town will vote to amend Article One adopted at the Special Town 
Meeting held on April 27, 1985, which Article provided for a moratorium on the sale of town-owned land, by 
authorizing the Board of Selectmen to sell to interested abutters of town-owned land such land as is not 
marketable or buildable under current zoning by-laws or applicable grandfather provisions of said by-laws, 
subject to such terms and conditions as the Selectmen may determine, including the following restrictions: 
for the benefit of the grantor that the premises herein conveyed shall not be divided or subdivided either 
with or without the grantee's contiguous premises. Said restrictions shall run with the land conveyed and 
shall be binding on the grantee, his heirs, assigns and successors in title. Further, authorizing the 
Selectmen to set the minimum amount to be paid for such conveyance; or to do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion, was made by Mr. Tyner, reading the same as the article Motion seconded Mr. Tyner, petitioner, 
explained his reasons for this article, to make available small lots to abutters and he was told that the 
moratorium was initiated to prevent just that.) With little more discussion the vote was taken lost 
Finance Committee and Planning Board both recommend disapproval. With little more discussion the vote was 
taken and lost 

ARTICLE 29: (Drawn as #6) To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to 
Larz Neilson a certain parcel of town-owned land shown as part of Parcel 8A on Assessors' Map 89 bound and 
described as follows: 

Beginning at a point in the westerly sideline of Jefferson Road (formerly Truman Road) said point being 
northerly and distant 182.73 feet from the northerly terminous of a curve of 20.00 feet radius, thence S 
70O30'30" W distant 72.26 feet to a point thence N 19029 '30" W distant 100.00 feet to a point, 
thence N 70O30'30" E distant 72.26 feet to a point, thence S 19O29'30" E distant 100.00 feet by said 
sideline to the point of beginning, containing 7,226 square feet; 

subject to such terms and conditions as the Selectman may determine, and further to set the minimum amount 

to be paid for such conveyance; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Finance Committee and Planning Board recommends disapproval. Larz Neilson the petitioner made a motion to 
withdraw. Motion seconded. Article was withdrawn 

ARTICLE 30: (Drawn as #31) To see if the Town will vote to accept 'Scenic Roads' as provided by Chapter 
40, Section 15C as amended of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; or take any other 
action relative thereto. Town Counsel ruled that this article was unnecessary. No action was taken on it. 

ARTICLE 31: (Drawn with #30) To see if the Town will accept the recommendation of its Planning Board and 
designate the following roads as 'Scenic Roads' pursuant to the provisions of the General Laws of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts chapter 40, section 15C: Chestnut Street and Hillside Way; or take any other 
action relative thereto. 

Motion by Mrs. Betty Bigwood to have Chestnut St and Hillside Way designated a Scenic Way. Motion was 
seconded. Mrs. Bigwood expressed her wishes and stated that she had polled the people on the two streets 
and that most were in agreement with her. However, some f)eople present made known their protests against 
this action, and and a paper signed by 37 residents of the two streets was given to the Moderator. Finance 
Committee disapproval and Planning Board approved After much discussion a voice vote was taken Yes 58 No 
91 Article lost. 

ARTICLE 32: (Last article drawn) To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate $5000 by taxation, 
by transfer from available funds, by borrowing, or any combination thereof, said sum to be used to establish 
a "WILMINGTON H(ME ACCESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM" to enable the Towns Handicapped Affairs Commission to provide 
access to "NEEDY" handicapped residents of the Town of Wilmington through financial assistance in the 
installation of wheelchair access ramps and the like; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by by Larry Curtis, Handicapped Affairs Committee Motion was made by Larry Curtis, and seconded 
Alan Altman, Town Counsel mentioned his doubt to the legality of this article, but said he would get it 
clarified and if the money was voted and not legal it would just revert back to the general fund. Mr. 
Curtis made a second motion to amend the first motion by deleting (to establish a "WILMINGTON HOME ACCESS 
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM") and inserting after 'Handicapped Affairs Commission' in conjunction with the Community 
Access Monitor Project of the State Office of Handicapped Affiars' This motion was seconded and so voted, 
being the last vote of the night a voice vote was taken and was unanimously so voted $5,000. 



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ARTICLE 33: (Drawn as #17) To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 3.3.2 Classification of 
Residential Uses - Dwelling Conversions of the Zoning By-Law of the Town of Wilmington by changing this 
section to read: 

"Dwelling Conversions - A single family dwelling existing prior to April 25, 1987 may be altered and used 
for not more than two dwelling units provided (1) the single family contains at least 1,600 square feet of 
gross floor area exclusive of cellar space, (2) each dwelling unit contains at least 750 square feet of 
gross floor area and (3) one of the units is occupied by the owner of the property." or do anything in 
relation thereto. Finance Committee recommends disapproval Planning Board recommends to pass over. Mr. 
Dan Ballou, petitioner asked that this article be passed over. Motion seconded and passed over 

ARTICLE 34: (Drawn as #14) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law and Zoning Map of the 
Town of Wilmington to rezone from Residential 20 (R-20) and Residential 60 (R-60) to General Industrial (GI) 
that parcel of land situated on the West side of Main Street and described as being bounded: Northwesterly 
by land of the Town of Wilmington, distance of 1,190 feet more or less. Westerly by land of the Town of 
Wilmington and the sideline of Maple Meadow Brook, a distance of 950 feet more or less. Southeasterly by 
land of John and Gladys Amicangroli, a distance of 800 feet more or less, and Easterly by the Westerly 
sideline of Main Street, a distance of 1,140 feet more or less. Said parcel of land contains 23 acres more 
or less and being more particularly described as land shown of the Town of Wilmington Assessor's Maps as 
Parcels 2,3,4,5,6,7A,7B,7C,7D, and 8 on Map 26. Said land is owned by the following : 



MAP 


PARCEL 


OWNER 


DEED RECORDED 






26 


2 


Joseph H. § Margaret App 


Bk 


1097 


PG 


77 


26 


3 


David W. Tufts and Kenneth R. Perry 


Bk 


2183 


PG 


724 


26 


4 


Peter B. and Avis M. Galka 


BK 


1382 


PG 


67 


26 


5 


John and Mary Leo 


BK 


1408 


PG 


73 


26 


6 


John and Pamela M. Spinazola 


BK 


2025 


PG 


622 


26 


7A 


Charles and Sarah H. Natoli 


BK 


1333 


PG 


362 


26 


7B 


Nazzareno 5 Adrianna G. Salvucci 


BK 


2558 


PG 


5 


26 


7C 


Robert E. 5 Mary T. Dillon 


BK 


1729 


PG 


574 


26 


7D 


David I § Ida B. Elfman 


BK 


2235 


PG 


431 


28 


8 


George A. § Virginia J. Morse 


BK 


1822 


PG 


196 



Said parcel is shown on a Plan of Land in Wilmington, Ma prepared for TAPP Realty Trust, Scale 100 feet to 
an inch, dated February 6, 1987 and prepared by Robert E. Anderson Inc. and on File with the Town of 
Wilmington Town Clerk; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Jay Tighe, who made his motion the same as the article. Motion was seconded. He then made a 
followup motion that the article stay the same but instead of rezoning to General Industrial that it be 
changed to Neighborhood Business. Motion was seconded. Mr. Tighe presented a letter drawn up at a joint 
meeting held Thursday evening with Kevin Berrigan and Jay Tighe the sponsor of this article. The letter 
states that Mr. Tighe agrees to donate a two (2) foot buffer strip of land to the Town of Wilmington, 
running from Main Street to the Maple Meadow Brook along the boundry of John and Gladys Amicongeoli ' s 
property. Mr. Tighe also agreed to erect a 8 foot stockade fence along this easement if requested. The 
motion to amend was voted Yes 158 to 72 No. The main motion as amended (to NB) was then voted Yes 99 No 
137 Motion lost 

ARTICLE 35: (Drawn as #7) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Laws and Zoning Map of the 
Town of Wilmington to rezone from Residential 20 (R-20) to High Density Business(HDB) a parcel of land 
bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at the southwesterly corner of the premises at a point on the northerly line of Lowell Street 
and at land now or formerly of Harley Towle; thence north 12° 41' 30" east 218.42 feet to a drill hole 
in the comer of a stone wall; thence north 75^ 15' 20" west 80 feet to a stake at land of Sugarbloom; 
thence north 17° 11' 20" east along said Sugarbloom land 235.89 feet to a drill hole in a wall; 
thence south 71° 58' east 20' feet; thence southeasterly by various courses and along a stone wall 
373.78 feet to a drill hole in a corner of the wall; thence south 15° 25' 10" east 166.95 feet to a 
drill hole in the wall; thence south 15° 29' 20" 

east 69.99 feet to a drill hole in the wall; thence south 13° 25' 30" east 72.11 feet to Lot C as 
shown on a plan recorded with Middlesex North District Registry, Plan Book 88, Plan 119A, the last three 
courses being along land of John Elia; thence south 89° 42' 30" west 141.54 feet to the northwesterly 
corner of Lot B as shown on said plan 88-119A; thence south 16° 38' 30" east 150 feet to said Lowell 
Street; thence north 75° 12' west 410.06 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning; substantially 
as shown on a plan entitled "Plan of Land in Wilmington owned by John R. Marshall", date April 16, 1986 
and prepared by Robert E. Anderson, Inc., and also shown as parcel IB Assessors' Map 72, consisting of 
^ approximately 3.85 acres; or to do or act in any manner relative thereto. 

Motion by John Forest, " I move to see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-laws and Zoning Map of 
the Town of Wilmington to rezone from Residential 20 (R20) to High Density Business (HDB) a parcel of land 
bounded and described as follows, (this description does not alter the acreage it just clarifies the 
description on the map. 

Beginning at the southwesterly corner of thepremises at a point on the mortherly line of Lowell STreet 
and ast land now or formerly of Mark P. Breslin; thence north 14^ 48' 00" east 180 feet to a point at 
land now or formerly of John R. Marshall; thence south 75° 12' 03" east along sain Marshall land 



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(Article 35 cont'd) 

131.63 feet to a point at land now or formerly of Harley Towle; thence north 12° 41' 30" east 38.30 feet 
along said Towle land to a drill hole in the corner of a stone wall; thence north 75° 15' 20" west 80 feet 
to a stake at land now or formerly of Sugarbloom; thence nort 17° 11' 20" east along said Sugarbloom land 
235.89 feet to a drill hole in a wall; thence south 71° 58' east 20 feet; thence southeasterly by various 
courses and along a stone wall 373.78 feet to a drill hole in a corner of the wall; thence south 15° 25' 
10" east 166.95 feet to a drill hole in the wall; thence south 15° 29' 20" east 69.99 feet to a drill hole 
in the wall; thence south 13° 25' 30" east 72.11 feet to Lot C as shown on a plan recorded with Middlesex 
North District Registry, Plan Book. 88, Plan 119A, the last three courses being alon land of John Elia, 
thence south 89° 42' 30" west 141.54 feet to the northwesterly corner of Lot B as shown on said plan 
88-119A; thence south 16° 38' 30" east 150 feet to said Lowell Street; thece north 75° 12' west 285 
feet, more or less, to a point of beginning; substantially as shown on a plan entitled "Plan of Land in 
Wilmington owned by Joh R. Marshall", date April 16, 1986 and prepared by Robert E. ANderson, Inc., and also 
shown as parcel IB Assessors' Map 72 consisting of approximately 3.85 acres; or do or act in any manner 
relative thereto. Motion was seconded. 2/3rds vote needed. Yes 197 No 68 so voted 

ARTICLE 36: To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of the Town of 
Wilmington by voting to rezone from Residential 20 (R-20) to General Business (GB) a parcel of land bound 
and described as follows: 

Southerly by an existing General Industrial zone line (being 600' southerly and parallel to the 
southerly sideline of Bodnar 1185+^ feet; westerly by land N/F of Lyons 27Q+_ feet and by land of Costa 
125.69 feet; northerly by land of Fiorenza in four courses, 463.42 feet, 110.00 feet, 410.00 feet, and 
79.85 feet; easterly by West Street in three courses 21.90 feet, 91.14 feet, and 205^^ feet; containing 
7.25_+ acres, being all of Parcel 16, all of Parcel 17, and part of Parcel 18 shown on Assessors' Map 71, 
also being part of Lot 2 and land of Parsons substantially shown on a plan by K.J. Miller, dated July 
11, 1986 surveyed for Albert G. Fiorenza which is filed in the office of the Town Clerk; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Mr. Fiorenza, knowing he would be unable to attend sent a letter to the Moderator respectfully requesting 
that this article be withdrawn from the warrant of the 1987 Annual Town Meeting. Motion was seconded and 
withdrawn 

ARTICLE 37: (Drawn as #5) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of the 
Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Residence 60 (R-60) Zoning District to Planned Residential 
Development (PRD) District, the following two described parcels of land: 

PARCEL 1 

That parcel of land, being Lot 1 as shown on the Town of Wilmington Assessors Map R-3, situated on the 
westerly side of Andover Street in the Town of Wilmington, County of Middlesex, Commonwealtn of 
Massachusetts, bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point on a stone wall on the westerly sideline of Andover Street at the northerly corner 
of land now or formerly of Arthur C. and Linda L. Stafford, thence; N 81°08'46" W by the said stone 
wall and Stafford land a distance of One Hundred Thirty-One and Twelve Hundredths feet (131.12') to a 
point, thence; N 79°18'16" W By said stone wall and Stafford land a distance of Fifty-Two and 
Eighty-Two Hundredths feet (52.82') to a point, thence; N 8lO38'06" W By said stone wall and Stafford 
land a distance of One Hundred Fifty-Five and Seventy Seven Hundredths feet (155.77') to a drill hole, 
thence; N 81°37'36" W By said stone wall and Stafford land a distance of Ninety-Four and Forty-Nine 
Hundredths feet (94.49') to a drill hole, thence; N 81018'06" W by said stone wall and Stafford land 
a distance of Sixty-Two and Four Hundredths feet (62.04') to a drill hole, thence; N 82°50'56" W By 
said stone wall and Stafford land a distance of One Hundred Forty-Two and Thirty-Seven Hundredths feet 
(142.37') to a drill hole, thence; N 78°34'24" W By said stone wall and Stafford land a distance of 
Thirteen and Sixty-Four Hundredths feet (13.64') to an iron pin at the corner of the stone wall to land 
of John Spinelli, thence; N 78°05'00" W By land of Spinelli a distance of Four Hundred Eighteen and 
Fifty-Five Hundredths feet (418.55') to a point, thence; N 78°07'30" W By land of Spenelli a distance 
of Two Hundred Sixty-Four and Fifty-Three Hundredths feet (264.53') to an iron pin, thence; N 
50°42'40" W By land of Spinelli a distance of Forty-Nine and Thirty Hundredths feet (49.30') to a 
point, thence; S 89°36'10" W By land of Spinelli a distance of One Hundred Thirty-Eight and Two 
Hundredths feet (138.02') to a point on a stone wall, thence; S84°02'50" W By said stone wall and 
Spinelli land a distance of Two Hundred Nine and Fifty-Seven Hundredths feet (209.57') to a drill hole, 
thence; S 85°58'00" W By said stone wall and Spinelli land a distance of 

Eighty-Eight and Fifty-Six Hundredths feet (88.56') to a point, thence; S 85°25'30" W By said stone 
wall and Spinelli land adistance of Two Hundred Ten and Forty-Eight Hundredths feet (210.48') to a drill 
hole in a concrete bound at land of Spinelli and now formerly George Morey, thence; N 07O00'51" W By 
land of Morey a distance of One Hundred Sixty and Ninety-Nine Hundredths feet (160.99') to an iron pin, 
thence; N 08°07'12" W By land of Morey a distance of One Hundred Sixty-Five and No Hundredths feet 
(165.00') to an iron pin, thence; N 07°46'12" W By land of Morey, and through a stone bound with a 
drill hole, a distance of One Hundred Sixty-Four and Seventy-Nine Hundredths feet (164.79') to an iron 
pin, thence; N 08°11'12" W By land of New England Power Company a distance of One Hundred Sixty-Three 
and Sixty-Five Hundredths feet (163.65') to a point, thence; N 07O49'54" W By land of New England 
Power Company a distance of Three Hundred Thirty-One and Twenty-Nine Hundredths feet (331.29') to a 
point at land now or formerly of Anthony Paolini, thence; N 80°42'38" E By land of Paolini a distance 
of Five Hundred Eighty-Two and Forty Hundredths feet (582.40') to a point at land of Albert G. and James 
W. Fiorenza, thence; S 77°13'33" E By land of Fiorenza a distance of One Thousand One Hundred 



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Eighty-One and Forty-Three Hundredths feet (1181.43') to an iron pin, thence; S 4lO36'00" E By land of 
Fiorenza a distance of Four Hundred Eight and Fifty-Eight Hundredths feet (408.58') to a point, thence; 
N 75007 '27" E By land of Fiorenza a distance of One Hundred Three and Forty-Six Hundredths feet 
(103.46') to a point on a stone wall on the westerly sideline of Andover Street, thence; S 14019'35" E 
By said stone wall and westerly sideline of Andover Street a distance of Sixty-Nine and Sixty-One 
Hundredths feet (69.61') to a point, thence; S 21042;59" E By the westerly sideline of Andover Street 
a distance of Fifty-Two and No Hundredths feet (52.00') to a point, thence; S 09^54 '29" E By a 
westerly sideline of Andover Street a distance of One Hundred Fifty-Seven and Ninety-Four Hundredths 
feet (157.94') to a point at the corner of land now or formerly of Joseph Venuti, thence; S 80O05'31" 
W By land of Venuti a distance of One Hundred Fifty and No Hundredths feet (150.00') to a point, thence; 
S 00O06'16" W By land of Venuti a distance of Two Hundred Seventy and No Hundredths feet (270.00') to 
a point, thence; N 81032'32" E By land of Venuti a distance of One Hundred Fifty and No Hundredths 
feet (150.00') to a point in the westerly sideline of Andover Street, thence; Southerly By the westerly 
sideline of Andover Street and curving to the left along the arc of a curve having a radius of Four 
Hundred Sixty and No Hundredths feet (460.00') and a length of Twenty-Six and Forty-Five Hundredths feet 
(26.45') to a point, thence; S 12037'31" W By the westerly sideline of Andover Street a distance of 
Sixty and No Hundredths feet (60.00') to a point, thence; Southerly By the westerly sideline of Andover 
Street and curving to the left along the arc of a curve having a radius of Six Hundred and No Hundredths 
feet (600.00') a length of One Hundred Twenty-Four and Two Hundredths feet (124.02') to the point of 
beginning. 

The above described parcel contains an area of 44.87 acres, more or less, and is more particularly shown on 
a plan entitled "Plan of Land in Wilmington, Mass., Scale 1" = 100', dated January 24, 1987, prepared for 
Banco Development Company, prepared by Allen, Demurjian, Major 5 Nitsch, Inc. Deed recorded with the 
Middlesex County Registry of Deeds in Book 784, page 268. 

The above described parcel is subject to a 200' wide power easement granted to New England Power Company as 
recorded in Book 1324, page 146 and shown on the above referenced plan; which plan is on file in the office 
of the Town Clerk; or do anything in relation thereto; 

PARCEL 2 

That parcel of land, being Lot 2 as shown on the Town of Wilmington Assessors Map R-3, situated on the 
westerly side of Andover Street in the Town of Wilmington, County of Middlesex, Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point, said point being northerly Two Hundred Ten feet (210') more or less from a stone 
wall at land now or formerly of Arthur C. and Linda L. Stafford and Frank P. Sciarappa, thence; S 
81^32 '32" W by land now or formerly of Frank P. Sciarappa a distance of One Hundred Fifty and No 
Hundredths feet (150.00') to a point, thence; N 00O06'16" E by Sciarappa land a distance of Two 
Hundred Seventy and No Hundredths feet (270.00') to a point, thence; N 80O05'31" E by Sciarappa land a 
distance of One Hundred Fifty and No Hundredths feet (150,00') to a point in the westerly sideline of 
Andover Street, thence; S 09^54 '29" E by the westerly sideline of Andover Street a distance of Fifty 
and Sixty-Eight Hundredths feet (50.68') to a point, thence; S 01^06' 25" E by the westerly sideline of 
Andover Street a distance of Sixty-Four and Sixty-Eight Hundredths feet (64.68') to a point, thence; 
Southerly by the westerly sideline of Andover Street along the arc of a curve having a radius of One 
Thousand and No Hundredths feet (1000.00') and an arc length of One Hundred Forty and Forty-Five 
Hundredths feet (140.45') to a point, thence; Southerly by a westerly sideline of Andover Street along 
the arc of a curve having a radius of Four Hundred Sixty and No Hundredths feet (460.00') and an arc 
length of Nineteen and Nineteen Hundredths feet (19.19') to the point of beginning. 
The above described parcel of land contains an area of 0.97 acres, more or less, and is more particularly 
shown on a plan entitled "Plan of Land in Wilmington, Mass., Scale 1" = 100', dated January 24, 1987, 
prepared for Danco Development Company, prepared by Allen, Demurjian, Major ^ Nitsch, Inc. (Deed recorded 
with the Middlesex County Registry of Deeds in Book 1764, page 1); the above-referenced plan is on file in 
the office of the Town Clerk; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Joseph Courtney, " Motion was the same as article with the addendum at the end of "In accordance 
with Section 7.3.4 of the Zoning By-Law, the above-described land shall be developed in reasonable 
compliance with the written proposal and plans submitted to the Planning Board as required by Secion 7.3.1 
of the Zoning By-Law, including but not limited to that plan entitled "Proposed Planned Residential 
Development Site Plan, Whitefield Elm Village, Wilmington, Mass., Scale 1" = 100', prepared by Allen 
Demurjian, Major and Nitsch, Consulting Engineers, Architects, Land Surveyors, which plan consists of nine 
(9) sheets, which proposal and plans require that said Whitefield Elm Village Planned Residential 
Development shall connect to the public sewer system of the Town of Andover. As shown on said plans, the 
Planned Unit Development shall provide not more than 124 dwelling units, nor more than 248 bedrooms and not 
more than 84 dens. Motion seconded. Finance Committee recommends approval. Planning Board recommends 
approval 2/3s vote required. Vote was YES 168 NO 121 Motion fails for lack of 2/3rds Motion lost. 



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The afternoon session recessed for dinner at 6:35 P.M. and reconvened at 8:15 p.m. The Moderator asked for 
a motion to adjourn the Annual Town Meeting at 1:28 A.M. Motion was made, seconded and so voted. 



The Afternoon session had four hundred and three (403) voters and thirty-nine (39) non-voters in attendance, 
while the evening session had three hundred thirty-seven (337) voters and eleven (11) non-voters. 

ARTICLES BY TAXATION $25,941,435 

STATUTORY CHARGES 2,126,297 

FREE CASH 844,272 

AVAILABLE FUNDS 976,710 

TOTAL BUDGET $29,888,714 

Attest: Priscilla R. Ward 

Town Clerk 
Wilmington Mass 

WARRANT FC» THE SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - SEPTEMBER 28, 1987 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

TO: THE CONSTABLES OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON, 

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner prescribed in the By-Laws of 
said Town, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the Inhabitants of the Town qualified to vote in Town 
affairs to meet and assemble at the High School Gymnasium, Church Street, on Monday the twenty-eighth day of 
September, 1987 at 7:30 p.m., then and there to act on the following articles: 

ARTICLE 1: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to James A. Newhouse 
a certain parcel of Town-owned land shown as Part of Parcel 66 on Assessors Map 67 bounded and described as 
follows: 

Southerly by Fay Street, thirty (30) feet; Westerly by Lot 567, one hundred (100) feet; Northerly by Lot 
336, thirty (30) feet; Easterly by Lot 569, one hundred (100) feet. 

Said parcel being identified as Lot 568 on a plan of land entitled "Silver Lake Gardens" which plan is 
recorded in Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, in Book of Plans 52, Plan 4. Said parcel contains 
3,000 square feet, more or less and comprises the westerly portion of parcel 66, Assessors Map 67; subject 
to such terms and conditions as the Selectmen may determine, and further to set the minimum amount to be 
paid for such conveyance; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant, or a certified copy thereof with your doings thereon to 
the Town Clerk as soon as may be and before said meeting, GIVEN OUR HANDS AND SEAL OF SAID TOWN THIS 31st 
day of August, A.D., One Thousand Nine Hundred and Eighty-seven. 

Robert J. Cain, Chm. 
Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. 
Robert L. Doucette 
Michael V. McCoy 
James C.Stewart 
Board of Selectment 

At 7:53 P.M. the Moderator declared the meeting open with approximately 260 voters present. He opened with 
the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, after which The moderator started to read the above warrant and was 
interrupted by Selectman Robert Cain, "I move that the Moderator dispense with further reading of the 
Warrant and take up and make reference to each article by number." was seconded and so voted 

Motion by Joseph Courtney, Attorney for James Newhouse, "I move that the Town vote to sell and convey to 
James Newhouse," the motion being the same as the main motion with the amount of $17,500. from the Assessor 
entered as the purchase fee. Motion was seconded. The Finance Committee recommended approval and Planning 
Board made no recommendation. After much discussion and explaination of how this land was mixed up over the 
years, and taxes had been paid by people who actually did not own it, a motion was made by Rocco DePasquale, 
to change the cost from $17,500 to $8,500. This amendment was seconded and so voted. The main motion as 
amendended was then so voted for $8,500. 

The above meeting adjourned at 8:22 P.M. and the Moderator opened the first Special Town Meeting immediately. 



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TO: THE CONSTABLES OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON, 



GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner prescribed in the By-Laws of 
said Town, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the Inhabitants of the Town qualified to vote in Town 
affairs to meet and assemble at the High School Gymnasium, Church Street, on Monday the twenty-eighth day of 
September, 1987 at 7:30 p.m., then and there to act on the following articles: 

The following meeting was opened at 8:23 P.M. by the Moderator, who started reading the warrant and was 
interrupted by Selectmen Cain "I move that the Moderator dispense with further reading of the warrant and 
take up and make reference to each article by number." Motion was seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 1: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate by taxation or transfer from additional 
funds a sum or sums of money for the operation of various Town departments and expenses; or do anything in 
relation thereto. Finance Committee recommends approval 

Motion 1-A, Robert Cain, "I move that the sum of $50,000 be appropriated for the purpose of 
hiring a housing consultant to provide technical assistance to the Town; to be raised by transfer 
of $50,000 from the Blue Cross/Blue Shield § Group Life account with a balance of zero to be 
raised by taxation. Motion seconded. Finance Committee recommends approval, it was unanimously 
so voted. 

Motion 1-B, Reginald Stapczynski, "I move that the sum of $6,000 be appropriated for the purchase 
and maintenance of a burster/decollator for the use of various town departments; to be raised by 
transfer from the Blue Cross/Blue Shield 5 Group Life account with a balance of zero to be raised 
by taxation. Finance Committee recommends approval Motion seconded and unanimously so voted 

ARTICLE 2: (Drawn #3) To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate by taxation or transfer from 
additional funds a sum or sums of money for the purpose of paying unpaid bills of previous years; or do 
anything in relation thereto. Finance Committee recommends approval. 

Motion by Reginald Stapczynski, "I move that the sum of $67,259 be appropriated for D.P.W. - Rubbish 
Collection and Disposal to pay a prior year unpaid bill; to be raised by transfer of $67,259 from the Blue 
Cross/Blue Shield ^ Group Life account with a balance of zero to be raised by taxation." Motion seconded 
and the Moderatci -explained that this needed a 2/3rds vote and a voice vote would be first taken and needed 
a unanimous vote to pass. Motion passed unanimously. So voted 

ARTICLE 3: (last drawn as #8) To see if the Town will vote to amend Article 21 of the 1985 Annual Town 
Meeting (Jacobs Street Sewer Betterment) to increase the amount appropriated and transferred therein from 
$17,000.00 to $60,000.00; to determine whether said funds shall be raised by taxation, transfer from 
available funds, or by borrowing under the provisions of Chapter 44, or by any combination thereof; and to 
authorize the Board of Water 5 Sewer Commissioners and/or the Board of Selectmen to apply for any Federal 
and State Aid which may be available as contributions to be applied toward the cost of the project, or do 
anything in relation thereto. Finance Committee recommends approval 

Motion by Arthur Smith, Water § Sewer Commissioner, "I move that the Town vote to amend Article 21 of the 
1985 Annual Town Meeting (Jacobs Street Sewer Betterment) to increase the appropriation from $17,000. to 
$60,000.; said sum to be raised by borrowing in accordance with the Betterment Act under the provisions of 
Chapter 44, all other matters contained in said Article 21 other than the amount to remain in full force and 
effect." Motion was seconded. Their was much discussion to amend the amount, to have the town absorb the 
amount of the $43,000 difference. The Town Counsel, Alan Altman and the Moderator did not think this was 
possible because of the legislation governing the provision of the Betterment Act. After almost an hour of 
discussion a motion was made to move the article. Motion was seconded and so voted. Mr. Smith, "Enough has 
been said already." and refused his time for summation and it was then so voted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 4: (drawn as #5) To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 6.3.2.1 of the Zoning By-Law of the 
Town of Wilmington by deleting in its entirety and substituting therefore the following: 

"All signs not located on the same premises as the advertised activity are prohibited as well as 
signs on utility poles, trees or fences and all billboards; except an off-premises identification 
or directional sign designating the presence or location of a recognized religious sect or 
denomination and except an off-premises directional sign designating the route to a specific 
recognized industrial center not on the street to which the sign is located may be erected and 
maintained within the public right-of-way at any intersection or on private property by special 
permit from the Board of Appeals. Such special permit shall be granted only upon the 
determination that such sign will promote the public interest, will not endanger the public 
safety, and will be of such size, location and design as will not be detrimental to the 
neighborhood. All such directional signs shall be unlighted and each shall be not over five 
square feet in area."; 
or do anything in relation thereto 

Motion by Carole Hamilton, Chairman of the Planning Board, read this motion and it was seconded. Finance 
Committee recommends approval and Planning Board recommends approval. Carolyn Santorsola of the Chamber of 
Commerce explained the need for this and that they would be sponsoring this in conjuction with the safety 
officer of the Police to direct truck traffic directly to the Industrial parks and commercial areas. A 
voice vote was taken and it was vote unanimously. So voted . 



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ARTICLE 5: (drawn as //I) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of the 
Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Residence 60 (R-60) Zoning District to Residence 20 (R-20) 
District, the following two described parcels of land: 

PARCEL 1 

That parcel of land, being Lot 1 as shown on the Town of Wilmington Assessors Map R-3, situated on the 
westerly side of Andover Street in the Town of Wilmington, County of Middlesex, Comnonwealth of 
Massachusetts, bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point on a stone wall on the westerly sideline of Andover Street at the northerly comer 
of land now or formerly of Arthur C. and Linda L. Stafford, thence; N SILOS' 46" W By the said stone 
wall and Stafford land a distance of One Hundred Thirty-One and Twelve Hundredths feet (131.12') to a 
point, thence; N 79°18'16" W By said stone wall and Stafford land a distance of Fifty-Two and 
Eighty-Two Hundredths feet (52.82') to a point, thence; N 81038'06" W By said stone wall and Stafford 
land a distance of One Hundred Fifty-Five and Seventy Seven Hundredths feet (155.77') to a drill hole, 
thence; N 81^37 '36" W By said stone wall and Stafford land a distance of Ninety-Four and Forty-Nine 
Hundredths feet (94.49') to adrill hole, thence; N 81018'06" W By said stone wall and Stafford land a 
distance of Sixty -Two and Four Hundredths feet (62.04') to a drill hole, thence; N 82^50 '56" W By 
said stone wall and Stafford land a distance of One Hundred Forty-Two and Thirty-Seven Hundredths feet 
(142.37') to a drill hole, thence; N 78034'24" W By said stone wall and Stafford land a distance of 
Thirteen and Sixty-Four Hundredths feet (13.64') to an iron pin at the comer of the stone wall to land 
of John Spinel li, thence; N 78^05 '00" W By land of Spinel li a distance of Four Hundred Eighteen and 
Fifty-Five Hundredths feet (418.55') to a point, thence; N 78O07'30" W By land of Spinel li a distance 
of Two Hundred Sixty -Four and Fifty -Three Hundredths feet (264.53') to an iron pin, thence; N 
50O42'40" W By land of Spinel li a distance of Forty -Nine and Thirty Hundredths feet (49.30') to a 
point, thence; S 89O36'10" W By land of Spinelli a distance of One Hundred Thirty-Eight and Two 
Hundredths feet (138.02') to a point on a stone wall, thence; S 84°02'50" W By said stone wall and 
Spinelli land a distance of Two Hundred Nine and Fifty-Seven Hundredths feet (209.57') to a drill hole, 
thence; S 85O38'00" W By said stone wall and Spinelli land a distance of Eighty-Eight and Fifty-Six 
Hundredths feet (88.56') to a point, thence; S 85O25'30" W By said stone wall and Spinelli land a 
distance of Two Hundred Ten and Forty-Eight Hundredths feet (210.48') to a drill hole in a concrete 
bound at land of Spinelli and now formerly George Morey, thence; N 07°00'51" W By land of Morey a 
distance of One Hundred Sixty and Ninety-Nine Hundredths feet (160.99') to an iron pin, thence; N 
08O07'12" W By land of Morey a distance of One Hundred Sixty-Five and No Hundredths feet (165.00') to 
an iron pin, thence; N 07^46 '12" W By land of Morey, and through a stone bound with a drill hole, a 
distance of One Hundred Sixty-Four and Seventy-Nine Hundredths feet (164.79') to an iron pin, thence; N 
08°11'12" W By land of New England Power Company a distance of One Hundred Sixty-Three and Sixty-Five 
Hundredths feet (163.65') to a point, thence; N 07^49 '54" W By land of New England Power Company a 
distance of Three Hundred Thirty-One and Twenty-Nine Hundredths feet (331.29') to a point at land now or 
formerly of Anthony Paolini, thence; N 80^42 '38" E By land of Paolini a distance of Five Hundred 
Eighty-Two and Forty Hundredths feet (582.40') to a point at land of Albert G. and James W. Fiorenza, 
thence; S 77°13'33" E By land of Fiorenza a distance of One Thousand One Hundred Eighty-One and 
Forty-Three Hundredths feet (1181.43') to an iron pin, thence; S 41036'00" E By land of Fiorenza a 
distance of Four Hundred Eight and Fifty-Eight Hundredths feet (408.58') to a point, thence; N 
75007 '27" E By land of Fiorenza a distance of One Hundred Three and Forty-Six Hundredths feet 
(103.46') to a point on a stone wall on the westerly sideline of Andover Street, thence; S l4oi9'35" E 
By said stone wall and westerly sideline of Andover Street a distance of Sixty-Nine and Sixty-One 
Hundredths feet (69.61') to a point, thence; S 21042;59" E By the westerly sideline of Andover Street 
a distance of Fifty-Two and No Hundredths feet (52.00') to a point, thence; S 09^54 '29" E By a 
westerly sideline of Andover Street a distance of One Hundred Fifty-Seven and Ninety-Four Hundredths 
feet (157.94') to a point at the comer of land now or formerly of Joseph Venuti, thence; S 80^05 '31" 
W By land of Venuti a distance of One Hundred Fifty and No Hundredths feet (150.00') to a point, thence; 
S 00O06'16" W By land of Venuti a distance of Two Hundred Seventy and No Hundredths feet (270.00') to 
a point, thence; N 81^32 '32" E By land of Venuti a distance of One Hundred Fifty and No Hundredths 
feet (150.00') to a point in the westerly sideline of Andover Street, thence; Southerly By the westerly 
sideline of Andover Street and curving to the left along the arc of a curve having a radius of Four 
Hundred Sixty and No Hundredths feet (460.00') and a lengtli of Twenty-Six and Forty-Five Hundredths feet 
(26.45') to a point, thence; S 12037'31" W By the westerly sideline of Andover Street a distance of 
Sixty and No Hundredths feet (60.00') to a point, thence; Southerly By the westerly sideline of Andover 
Street and curving to the left along the arc of a curve having a radius of Six Hundred and No Hundredths 
feet (600.00') a length of One Hundred Twenty-Four and Two Hundredths feet (124.02') to the point of 
beginning. The above described parcel contains an area of 44.87 acres, more or less, and is more 
particularly shown on a plan entitled "Plan of Land in Wilmington, Mass.", Scale 1" = 100', dated 
January 24, 1987, prepared for Danco Development Conpany, prepared by Allen, Demurjian, Major k Nitsch, 
Inc. Deed recorded with the Middlesex County Registry of Deeds in Book 784, page 268. 

The above described parcel is subject to a 200' wide power easement granted to New England Power Company as 
recorded in Book 1324, page 146 and shown on the above referenced plan; which plan is on file in the office 
of the Town Clerk; or do anything in relation thereto; 



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PARCEL 2 



That parcel of land, being Lot 2 as shown on the Town of Wilmington Assessors Map R-3, situated on the 
westerly side of Andover Street in the Town of Wilmington, County of Middlesex, Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point, said point being northerly Two Hundred Ten feet (210') more or less from a stone 
wall at land now or formerly of Arthur C. and Linda L. Stafford and Frank P. Sciarappa, thence; S 
81032 '32" W by land now or formerly of Frank P. Sciarappa a distance of One Hundred Fifty and No 
Hundredths feet (150.00') to a point, thence; N 00O06'16" E by Sciarappa land a distance of Two 
Hundred Seventy and No Hundredths feet (270.00') to a point, thence; N 80O05'31" E by Sciarappa land a 
distance of One Hundred Fifty and No Hundredths feet (150.00') to a point in the westerly sideline of 
Andover Street, thence; S 09°54'29" E by the westerly sideline of Andover Street a distance of Fifty 
and Sixty-Eight Hundredths feet (50.68') to a point, thence; S 01006'25" E by the westerly sidelineof 
Andover Street a distance of Sixty-Four and Sixty-Eight Hundredths feet (64.68') to a point, thence; 
Southerly by the westerly sideline of Andover Street along the arc of a curve having a radius of One 
Thousand and No Hundredths feet (1000.00') and an arc length of One Hundred Forty and Forty-Five 
Hundredths feet (140.45') to a point, thence; Southerly by a westerly sideline of Andover Street along 
the arc of a curve having a radius of Four Hundred Sixty and No Hundredths feet (460.00') and an arc 
length of Nineteen and Nineteen Hundredths feet (19.19') to the point of beginning. 

The above described parcel of land contains an area of 0.97 acres, more or less, and is more particularly 
shown on a plan entitled "Plan of Land in Wilmington, Mass.", Scale 1" = 100', dated January 24, 1987, 
prepared for Danco Development Company, prepared by Allen, Demurjian, Major § Nitsch, Inc. (Deed recorded 
with the Middlesex County Registry of Deeds in Book 1764, page 1); the above-referenced plan is on file in 
the office of the Town Clerk; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Joseph Courtney was the same as the main motion and was seconded Finance Committee recommends 
approval and Planning Board recommends approval Mr. Courtney mentioned the Sludge proposal for this land 
and the intentions of the proponent to start building immediately. Because of a 2/3s requirement being 
necessary a standing vote was taken. Yes 286 NO 3 All done in 10 minutes. 

The Moderator read an announcement about the hearing for September 30, 1987 at 7:30 P.M. at the Town Hall 
for a "Residuals Management Facilities Planning Community Briefing . 

ARTICLE 6: (drawn as #4) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of the 
Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Residential 60 (R-60) to Residential 10 (R-10) a parcel of land 
bound and described as follows: 

Beginning at the most Southwesterly lot corner of the hereinafter described premises, said point being 
on the Northerly sideline of Hopkins Street and at the Southeasterly lot corner of land of John W. 
Bissell, the land is bounded as follows; Westerly for 291.92 feet by land of said Bissell; Northerly for 
88.50 feet by land of Paul A. Nicoli, Jr.; Westerly for 701.99 feet by land of aforementioned Nicoli; 
Southerly for 58.85 feet by land of said Nicoli; Westerly for 200.00 feet by land of Charles R. Fiore; 
Northwesterly for 740.85 feet by other land of Chisholm; Easterly for 200.00 feet by land of Josephine 
M. Fairbrother; Northerly for 288.98 feet by land of said Fairbrother; Easterly for 409.00 feet by land 
of the Town of Wilmington; Southerly for 354.11 feet by land of Harry E. King and land of Charles 
Colachio; Easterly for 518.27 feet by land of aforementioned Colachio; Southeasterly for 158.39 feet by 
land of Donald F. Corson and; Southerly for 774.92 feet by the Northerly sideline of Hopkins Street to 
the point of beginning. 

Said parcel of land containing 24.32 acres and being the southerly portion of Parcel 61 and Parcel 60A on 
the Town of Wilmington Assessors' Map 11, and also as shown as being Lots A, D and part of B on a plan 
entitled: "Plan of Land situated in Wilmington, Mass. surveyed for Leonard A. Chisholm, Scale 1" = 100', 
Lots A-B-C surveyed by Davis & Abott 1935, Lot D surveyed by Alden N. Eames, 1959"; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion was made by Lester Chisholm, read the same as above and motion seconded. Finance Committee 
recommends approval and Planning Board recommends disapproval as written. Upon Planning Boards 
recommendation Selectman Cain, "1 move to see if the town will vote to amend Article 6 to read that the 
Zoning by-law and Zoning map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Residential 60 (R60) to 
Residential 20 (R20)." Motion seconded. Mr. Chisholm had submitted a letter to the Planning Board stating 
that he would give 25% of the buildable lots to the town for low income houseing if approved R-10. He now 
stated that he would have to start from square one and redo his entire layout and could not promise this if 
Rezoned to R-20. The statement was noted. As for his access road to the back property (Shawsheen River 
Estates) this too would have to be reconsidered and taken up with the Planning Board. Tne motion to change 
to R-20 was unanimously voted. The main motion as amended was then voted. A 2/3rds vote is required. 209 
Yes 57 No Motion so voted , 



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ARTICLE 7: (drawn as #2) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of the 
Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from R-20 and R-60 to General Business the following described 
parcels of land: 

Northwesterly by land of the Town of Wilmington, distance of 1,190 feet more or less; Westerly by land 
of the Town of Wilmington and the sideline of Maple Meadow Brook, a distance of 1,400 feet more or less; 
Southeasterly by land of Kevin Berrigen et ux, a distance of 585 feet more or less, and; Easterly by the 
Westerly sideline of Main Street, a distance of 1,517 feet more or less. 

Said parcel of land contains 28.5 acres more or less and being more particularly described as land shown of 
the Town of Wilmington Assessor's Maps as Parcels 11,12 and 13 on Map 25 and Parcels 2,3,4,5,6,7A,7B,7C,7D 
and 8 on Map 26. 



Said land is owned by the following persons: 



MAP 


PARCEL 


OWNER 


DEED 


RECORD 


25 


11 


Sammy D. ^ Mary A. LaFoUette 


Bk 


1736 


PG 520 


25 


12 


Stephen A. § Rita Mclnnis 


Bk 


1957 


PC 128 


25 


13 


John ^ Gladys Amicangroli 


Bk 


1178 


PG 546 


26 


2 


Joseph H. 5 Margaret App 


Bk 


1097 


PG 77 


26 


3 


David W. Tufts and Kenneth R. Perry 


Bk 


2183 


PG 724 


26 


4 


Peter B. and Avis M. Galka 


Bk 


1382 


PG 67 


26 


5 


John Leo 


Bk 


1408 


PG 73 


26 


6 


John § Pamela M. Spinazola 


Bk 


2025 


PG 622 


26 


7A 


Charles H. Natoli 


Bk 


1333 


PG 364 


26 


7B 


Nazzareno 5 Adrianna G. Salvucci 


Bk 


2558 


PG 5 


26 


7C 


Robert E. § Mary T. Dillon 


Bk 


1729 


PG 574 


26 


7D 


David I. 5 Ida B. Elfman 


Bk 


2235 


PG 431 


28 


8 


George A. & Virginia J. Morse 


Bk 


1822 


PG 196 



or do anything in relation thereto. Finance Committee recommends approval. Planning Board recommends 
disapproval as written. Motion by Stephen A. Mclnnis, read the same as main motion as in the main article. 
Motion was seconded. After some explanation, Mr. Mclnnis read a second motion amending the first to read 
from R-20 and R-60 to Neighborhood Business (NB), this motion got Planning Board approval and was seconded. 
The amendment was so voted by voice vote. Most of the neighborhood was in attendance and in favor of this 
article, however, many town residents were not in favor. The main motion as amended was then taken by a 
standing vote with a 2/3rds required. Motion lost. 165 Yes 124 No 

ARTICLE 8: (drawn as #7) To see if the Town of Wilmington will vote to rezone from R-20 Residential Zone 
District to G. B. General Business Zone District the following described parcel of land located at 362 
Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington meaning and intending to rezone the portion of that land which is currently 
zoned R-20 Residential Zone District to G. B. General Business Zone District being a part of Lot 1, Block A 
on a plan entitled "Wilmington Acres", dated December, 1946, Merrill A. Brown, C.E., recorded with Middlesex 
North District Deeds, Plan Book 70, Plan 58, which land to be rezoned is bounded and described as follows: 

beginning at a point on the westerly sideline of the NTTA, or formerly B & M right of way at a distance 
of 210.80 feet northerly from the sideline of Middlesex Avenue, thence; north 19-39-38W distant 245.49 
feet to a point, thence; south 25-40-22W distant 436.12 feet to a point, thence; south 64-19-38E distant 
100.17 feet to a point, thence; by a curve to the right, radius 554.15 distant 276.72 feet to the point 
of beginning. 

Being a portion of the premises shown as parcel number 6A on the Town of Wilmington Asessors' Map 89. Said 
land to be rezoned containing approximately 1.1 acres; or do anything in relation thereto. Motion by Joseph 
Courtney. Mr. Courtney started reading the motion, and as the motion was the same as the main article the 
Moderator asked that he dispense with the reading of same. Motion was seconded. Finance Committee 
recommends approval. Planning Board recommends approval. After a few inquiries from abutters a standing 
vote was taken and was YES 150 NO 8 Motion so voted. 



After the completion of all articles the Moderator thanked all for their patience and asked for a motion to 
adjourn. At 11:50 P.M. the motion was made and seconded and unanimously so voted. 

The meeting had three hundred fifty-five (355) voters attending with nine (9) Non-voting guests. 



Priscilla R. Ward 
Town Clerk 
Wilmington, Mass. 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
GENERAL PURPOSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

June 30, 1987 



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REPORT OF THE TOWN ACCOUNTANT 
December 1, 1987 



Members of the Board of Selectmen 

and Town Manager 
Town Hall 

Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887 

The General Purpose Financial Statements of the Town of Wilmington, 
Massachusetts, for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1987 is submitted 
herewith. This report was prepared by the Town Accountant. 
Responsibility for both the accuracy of the presented data and the 
completeness and fairness of the presentation, including all 
disclosures, rests with the Town. 

I believe the data, as presented, is accurate in all material aspects; 
that it is presented in a manner designed to fairly set forth the 
financial position and results of operations of the Town as measured by 
the financial activity of its various funds; and that all disclosures 
necessary to enable the reader to gain the maximum understanding of the 
Town's financial affairs have been included. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Michael Morris 
Town Accountant 



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Town of Wilmington, Massachusetts 
CCMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPCRT 
Table of Contents 



FINANCIAL SECTI(»^ 

Combined Balance Sheet - All fund Types and Account Group 

Notes to Financial Statements 
SUPPLEMENTAL INPQRMATIWI PAGE 

Schedule of General Property Taxes and Other Accounts Receivable 100 

Schedule of Expenditures and Encumbrances Compared With 
Authorizations by Function and Activity - General Fund 104 

Schedule of Expenditures and Encumbrances Con^jared With Authorizations 
by Function and Activity - Federal Revenue Sharing Fund 112 

Schedule of Debt Retirement 113 

Schedule of Trust Funds 114 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

June 30, 1987 

1 . Summary of Significant Accounting Policies 

The accounting policies for financial reporting purposes of the Town of Wilmington 
conform to generally accepted accounting principles for local governmental units except 
as indicated in Note 2. The following is a summary of the significant accounting 
policies : 

A. Fund Accounting 

The town reports its financial activities in several funds and one account group 
in order to comply with the limitations and restrictions placed on both the 
resources made available to the town and the services provided. The various funds 
are grouped in the financial statements in this report into five generic fund 
types and two broad fund categories as follows: 

GOVERNMENTAL FUNDS 

General Fund - The general fund is the general operating fund of the town. It is 
used to account for all financial resources except those required to be accounted 
for in another fund. 

Special Revenue Fund - General Revenue Sharing - This special revenue fund is 
used to account for the proceeds of the State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act and 
their expenditures as prescribed by the Office of Revenue Sharing. 

Special Revenue Funds - Others - This special revenue fund is used to account for 
the proceeds of specific revenue resources (other than general revenue sharing, 
expendable trust or major capital projects) that are legally restricted to 
expenditures for specific purposes. 

Capital Projects Fund - This fund is used to account for the purchase or 
construction of major capital facilities. 

FIDUCIARY FUNDS 

Trust and Agency Funds - Trust and agency funds are used to account for assets by 
the town in a trustee capacity or as an agent for individuals, private 
organizations, other governments and/or other funds. These include expendable 
trust, non-expendable trust and agency funds. Non-expendable trust funds are 
accounted for in a manner that permits the periodic measurement of revenues 
earned, expenses incurred and/or net income in order to demonstrate maintenance of 
capital. Expendable trust funds are accounted for in essentially the same manner 
as governmental funds. Agency funds are custodial in nature (assets equal 
liabilities) and do not involve measurement of results of operations. 

ACCOUNT GROUP 

Long-Term Debt and Liabilities - Long-term liabilities expected to be financed 
from governmental funds are accumulated in the general long-term debt group of 
accounts. This account group is not a fund. It is only concerned with the 
measurement of financial position and, therefore, is not involved with a 
measurement of the results from any operations. 

B. Basis of Accounting 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared principally on the 
modified accrual basis of accounting. This method recognizes revenues when they 
become measurable and available. Expenses are recognized under this method as 
they are incurred. 

Revenue Recognition - Property tax revenues are recognized when they become 
available. Available means then due or past due and receivable within the current 
period or expected to be collected soon enough thereafter to be used to pay 
liabilities of the current period. 

All other revenues are recognized throughout the year when cash is received. 
Receipts during the sixty days immediately following the close of the fiscal year 
are also recognized as available revenue. 



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In applying the susceptible to accrual concept to intergovernmental revenues, the 
legal and contractual requirements of the numerous individual programs are used as 
guidance. There are, however, essentially two types of these revenues. In one, 
monies must be expended on the specific purpose or project before any amounts will 
be paid to the town, therefore, revenues are recognized based upon the 
expenditures recorded. In the other, monies are virtually unrestricted as to 
purpose of expenditure and are usually revocable only for failure to comply with 
prescribed compliance requirements. These resources are reflected as revenues at 
the time of receipt or earlier if the susceptible to accrual criteria is met. 

Expenses - Expenditures are recorded during the year on a cash disbursement 
basis. In addition, as required by Massachusetts General Laws, disbursements made 
during the fifteen days immediately following the close of each fiscal year and 
which pertain to the prior year are recorded as warrants payable and expenses as 
of June 30th. 

Purchase orders outstanding at June 30th related to annual operating expenses are 
recorded as encumbrances and, accordingly, as a reservation of fund balances at 
that date. 

Deferred Revenue - Property taxes and other revenues that are measurable but not 
available have been classified as deferred revenue on June 30, 1986. 

Departures from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles 

For years prior to 1985, the town presented its financial statements on the basis of 
accounting practices prescribed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of 
Revenue. These practices differed in many significant respects from G.A.A.P. 

During 1981. the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued a revised uniform municipal 
accounting system entitled "U.M.A.S." The departures from G.A.A.P. under this revised 
system have been significantly narrowed. The town has adopted a modified U.M.A.S. for 
its financial statement presentation for 1985. 

The significant departures from G.A.A.P. included in the Town of Wilmington's financial 
statements are: 

a. Retirement benefits are provided for on a "pay-as-you-go" basis rather than an 
acceptable acturarial cost methods (see note 5) . 

b. General fixed asset acquisitions are recorded as expenditures at the time 
purchases are made rather than being capitalized in a general fixed asset group of 
accounts . 

c. Purchases for materials and supplies inventories are recorded as expenditures 
rather than assets at the time of purchase. 



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FIRE ALARM SIGNALS 



3t Boutwaii School 
33 Buueii School 

35 Onief School 
37 Glen Ba School 

36 High School 

41 MilOred Ro8«fS School 

42 Nonh int»fmaOi«te 

School 

43 W«s( School 

44 Swain School 

46 Walkaf School 

47 West lniernr>«di«te School 
46 Wast School 

49 Shawsheen School 
51 Ahiletieifl School 
53Wiidwooo School 
M Woburn Street School 

121 Mam 4 Church Sts 

122 MainA Middlesex Ave 

1222 Carr Fastener 

1223 Wilmington Builders 

123 Mam & Claris Sts 

124 Washington Ave 

125 Wilmington Plaza 

126 Mam St & Bridge Lane 

127 Brand A»e & Wiser St 

128 Baker St & Tapim Ave 

129 Phillips Ave 4 Wiser St 

131 Mobson Ave 4 Miles St 

132 Mam St 4 

Massachusei's Ave 

133 Massachusetts Ave 4 

River St 

134 Mam 4 Harnder Sis 

135 St Dorothy s Cnurcr^ 

136 Veranda Ave 

13^ Mam St 4 Grove Ave 
136 Grove 4 Wild Aves 
139 Grove Ave 4 Burnap St 

141 Grove Ave 4 Lake St 

142 Mam St 4 Glen Rd 

143 Mam 4 Lake Sis 

144 Lake St 4 Warren Rd 

146 Mam 4 Davis Sts 

147 Fairfield Ave 

148 Marione Rd 

149 Mam St at TewksDury 

Line 

211 Burlington 4 FloraOaie 

Aves 

21 1 1 Diamond Crystal Sal: 

Company 
2ii2Sweethean Plastic Corp 

212 Burlington Ave 4 

Mams St 
213C^ar St 4 Burt Rd 

214 Oeming Way (Old Age 

Mousing) 

215 Burlington Ave 4 

Chestnut St 

216 Chestnut St 4 

Butters Row 

217 Chestnut St 4 Mill Rd 

218 Chestnut St 4 

Miiiside Way 

219 Hillside Way at 

Burlington Line 

221 Chestnut St near 

Goit Club 

222 Chestnut Si at Woburn 

Line 

223 Marion 4 Day Sts 

224 Marion 4 Ciitlon Sis 

225 Marion St to 

Chestnut St 

226 Roberts Road 

227 Burlington Ave 4 

Boutwell St 

228 Boutwell Si 4 Taft Rd 

229 Taft 4 Swam Rds 

231 Roosevelt Rd 

232 Burlington Ave 4 

Dell Drive 

233 Burlington Ave 4 

Swam Rd 

234 Beach St 

235 Burlington Ave 4 
Forest SI 



236 Burlington Ave at 

Burlington Line 

237 Forest St 4 Congress St 

238 Forest St 4 

Randolph Rd 

239 Forest St 4 

Cochrane Rd 

241 Eiwood Rd 

242 Forest Si & 

Edwards Rd 

251 Shawsheen Ave 4 

Canal St 

252 Canal St 4 Bun Rd 

253 Grand S' 

254 Nassau Ave 4 

Dunton Rd 
256 Shawsheen Ave 4 
Carter Lane 

256 Carter Lane 

Norfolk St 

257 Amherst Rd 
256 Auburn Ave 
259 Ferguson Rd 

261 Shawsheen Ave 4 

Aldrich Rd 

262 AldrichRd 4 

Mardin Si 

263 Aldrich Rd 4 

Kendall St 

264 Aldricl- Rd 4 

Boutwell Si 
265AidrichRd 4 Fo'esi St 

266 Wmslon Ave 

267 Aidnrh Rd ai 

B'Her ca Line 

268 Shawsheen Ave near 

Cranberry Bog 

269 W. lion Drive 

271 Shawsheen Ave 4 
Bond St 

273 Shawsheen Ave 4 

Hopkins St 

274 Hopkins 4 Columbia 

Streets 

275 Hopkins 4 Dorchester 

Streets 

276 Hopkins St at 

Billerica Line 

277 Shawsheen Ave 4 

Nichols Si 

278 Nichols St 4 

Fairmeadow Ra 

279 Fairmeadow 4 

Jere Rds 

281 Nichols Sl at 

Billerica Lme 

282 Shawsheen Ave at 

Billerica l.ine 

311 Mam Si 4 Dubun Ave 

312 Mam 4 Lowell Sts 
3121 Hayden Mica Co 

313 Mam Sl 4 Butlers Row 

314 Mam St at Town Park 
3142 Brewsters 

315 Main 4 Eames Sis 

316 Eames St 

3132 Polyvinyl Chemical 

3161 J W Greer Co 

3162 National Poiychemicai 

Co , Inc 

3163 Dragon Cement Co 

3164 JBF Scientific Jewell 

Drive 

3165 Harwich Chemical 
Jewell Drive 

3166 Altron, Industrial 4 

Progress Way 

317 Cook Ave 

3171 Raff I 4 Swanson 

318 Mam St at Woburn Line 

321 Lowell 4 Parner Sts 
321 1 Parker 4 Laurel Sts 

322 Parker 4 Blackstone Sts 
3223 Allen Par* Drive 

3222 Allen Par* 4 Sheldon Sts 

323 Lowell 4 Cross Sts 

324 Lowell 4 Bay Sts 



3241 Avco Corp 

325 Lowell 4 Woburn Sts 

326 Woburn 4 ElmSis 
3261 Stepan Chemical 

327 Woburn Sl 4 

Brentwood Ave 

328 Woburn Sl 4 

Morse Ave 

329 Woburn 4 Eames Sts 
J291 Terrell Corp 

3292 Jeffrey Chemical 

3293 NAPA 

3294 Ritter Trucking 

3295 Analog Devices 

331 Woburn St 4 

Industrial Way 

331 3 Commodity Warehouse 

3314 Market Forge 

3315 Smithcraft 

3316 Crusader Paper Co 
331'? Compugraphic 

332 Stroul Ave 

333 Lowell St 4 

Woodland Rd 

334 Lowell 4 West Sts 

335 West Sl 4 Wesidale 

Avenue 

336 Ayotte Sl 4 Crest 

Avenue 

337 Nickerson Ave 

338 West St 4 

Suncrest Ave 
139 Suncrest Ave 4 
Meadow Lane 

341 West St 4 Industrial Way 
3ai ■ ComougraDhic 

■JO InOuStnal Way 

3412 Compugraphics 

3413 Scully Signal 
34 1 5 Compugraphic 
3417 ADS 

342 Lowell Sl Rie 93 

and Rpadmg Lme 
3423 Avco Progress Way 

411 Church St Fire Station 

412 Church 4 Columbia Sts 

413 Church 4 Beacon Sts 
'14 Beacon Sl 4 

Belmoni Ave 
4l5SiateSl 4 

Fairview Ave 
416 Church 4 Clark Sis 
41 7 Methodist Church 

418 Church St 4 

Thurston Ave 

419 Church 4 Adams Sts 

421 Chandler 4 Kelley Rds 

422 Adams Sl E«t 

423 Church Sl 4 

Middiesei Ave 
4231 New Library 
4232 Baptist Church 

424 Middiesen Ave 4 

Adelaide St 

425 Middlesex Ave 4 

Clark St 

426 Clark SI 4 

Railroad Ave 

427 Middlesex Ave 4 

Adams St 

428 St Thomas Church 
4281 ViilanovaHall 

429 Middlesex Ave 4 

School Sl 

431 School St 4 Drury Lane 

432 Drury Lane 4 Loumac Rd 

433 Powderhouse Circle 

434 Middlesex Ave 4 

Wiidwood St 

435 Wildwood St near 

Cemetery 

436 Wildwood St near 

Vets Housing 

437 Wildwood 4 Woburn 

Streets 

438 Wing Rd 



512 Giendaie Circle 

51 3 Glen Rd 4 

Lawrence St 

514 Lawrence St 4 

Lawrence Ct 

515 Lawrence St 4 

Hamlin Lane 

516 Glen Rd at 

R R Crossing 

517 Glen Rd 4 Fay St 

518 Glen Rd 4 King St 

519 King Sl 4 Garden 

Ave 

521 King 4 KilbySiS 

522 King 4 Broad Sts 

523 Glen Rd 4 Cypress St 

524 Glen Rd 4 Brattle St 

525 Glen Rd 4 Harnden St 

526 Glen 4 Miller Rds 

527 Faulkner 4 Beeching 

Aves 

528 Faulkner 4 Allston 

Aves 

529 Jones Ave 

531 Town Man 

532 Congregational Church 

533 Middlesex Ave 4 

Federal St 

534 Fecerai 4 Concord Streets 

535 Federal 4 Gram Sts 

536 Federal 4 Wilson Sis 

537 Federal 4 Lincoln Sts 

538 Federal 4 Pershing Sts 

539 Federal 4 Library Sts 

541 Federal 4 Wobum Sis 

542 Woburn 4 West SiS 

543 West 4 Kilmarnock Sts 

545 Woburn Sl al 

R R Crossing 

546 Concord 4 Woburn Sts 
5461 Dymo Graphics Systems 

547 Concord Sl at Rte 93 

5471 Compugraphics Concord 

St 

5472 Dynamics Research 

5474 General Elecinc 

5475 Volkswagen 

S-i^e P'uaennai fordhamBd 

5477 Duponi Fordham c^oad 

5478 Machinist lor 

Electronics 

5479 Barbo 

548 Concord Sl at North 

Reading Line 
549Woburr St al 281 

551 Middlesex 4 Mystic 

Aves 

5511 Dymo Graphics Systems 

5512 Photon Inc 

5513 D F Munroe Paper Co 
55i4Waitham Door 4 

Window Co 

552 Middlesex Ave 4 Shady 

LaneDn e 
5521 Mytron Inc 

553 Shady Lane Drive 4 

Oakdale Rd 

554 Shady Lane Drive 4 

Birchwood Rd 

555 Shady Lane Drive 4 

Sprucewood Rd 

556 Pinewood 4 Oakdale 

Roads 

557 Birchwood 4 Judith Rds 

558 Shady Lane Drive 4 

Lawrence St 

611 No Wilmington 

Shopping Center 

612 Middlesex Ave 4 

North Sl 

61 3 North St 4 

Pmeridge Rd 

614 North St 4 Marcia Rd 

615 Middlesex Ave 4 

High St 

616 Linda 4 Carolyn Rds 

617 High 4 Woburn Sis 

618 Woburn 4 Par* Sts 



619 Park Sl 4GowingRd 

621 Gowing 4 Marcus Rds 

622 Park St at No Reading 

Line 

623 Middieaei Ave 4 

Salem St 
634 Ariene4 Catherine 
Aves 

625 Barbara 4 Dorothy 

Aves 

626 Salem St at 

R R Crossing 

627 Salem 4 Cunningham 

Streets 

628 Saiem St 4 

McDonald Rd 

629 McDonald Rd to End 

631 Royal Sl 

632 Saiem Sl al Tewksbury 

Line 

633 Salem 4 Ballardvale 

Streets 

634 Ballardvale St ai 

Rte 125 

£,341 Compugrapnic Ballardvale St 

635 Ballardvale St at 

No 211 

6351 Charles River Breeding 

6352 Georgia Pacific 

636 Ballardvale St al 

No 326 

637 Ballardvale St at Andover 

Line 

638 Saiem St at Rte 93 

639 Saiem 4 Wobum Sts 

641 Woburn Sl 4 

Hathaway Rd 

642 Hawthorne Rd 

643 Hathaway 4 

Pilling Rd 

644 Hathaway 4 Gunde<son 

Roads 

645 Salem Sl 4 Thrush Rd 

646 Thrush Rd 4 

M^rie Drive 

647 Salem St at North 

Reading Line 
6451 Wiimmgion Regiorial 
Heaiin Cenier 

6471 Cronin s Pit 

6472 Benevento s Pit 

648 Woburn 4 Andover 

Streets 

6481 Pumping Station 

(Water Depi ) 

6482 Amsworth Road 

6483 Highway Dept 

649 Andover St 4 Rte 125 

651 Andover Sl at No 319 

652 Andover Sl at Andover 

Line 

SPECIAL SIGNALS 

1 Test 

2 All out (test 9 a m 4 

9pm) 

3 Special Can 

4 Brush Fire 

5 Pol ice Call 
666 Civil Defense 

7 Boy Scouts 

22 No School (6 30 a m 
7 00a m ) 

2 Followed by 3 rounds of 

box second alarm 

3 Followed by 3 rounds ol 

box - general alarm 
MUTUAL AID 
(two rounds or\ly) 

8 Out of Town 

81 To Andover 

82 To Billerica 

83 To Burlington 

84 To Lowell 

85 To No Reading 

86 To Reading 

87 To Tewksbury 
ae To Woburn 



FIRE - AMBULANCE 
EMERGENCY: 6M-3200 

658-3346 



POLICE 
EMERGENCY: 658-3331 

658-5071 
658-5072 



TOWN HALL 
658-331 1 



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Inrilal f quit 



935-5966 



^'The care of human life and happiness. . . .is the first 
and only legitimate object of good government. " 

Thomas Jefferson 



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